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The Last Jedi premiere will be the first time an audience has seen the finished movie

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Dec 9, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may be one of the most anticipated movies of 2017, but it hasn't been seen by a regular-sized audience ... until tonight, that is. Speaking on the movie premiere's red carpet in Los Angeles, producer Ram Bergman said he was both nervous and excited to screen the film before a major crowd.

"We've been working on the movie for three and a half years, and Rian and I would always joke that on other movies, you get to test the movies in front of crowds," Bergman stated. "Here, we've never screened the movie for more than eight people at a time. The list is very small, so this is the first time we're gonna see it with an audience. It's exciting."

Bergman's statement is a testament to just how serious Lucasfilm/Disney is about keeping spoilers under wraps, which ultimately cloaks the movie in an extra layer of mystery and hype. As a result, a ticket to the premiere is one of the hottest tickets in Tinseltown (not to mention the galaxy), with some of the hottest celebrities attending the event.

For example, Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) took to Instagram to voice his excitement while on his way to the red carpet. In the world of Stranger Things, Return of the Jedi would have premiered in the spring preceding the events of the first season.