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The world premiere of the year’s most anticipated movie, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is just moments away. For a moment, it seemed that the Force was going to keep one of the movie’s big stars from attending.
John Boyega, who plays a renegade stormtrooper named Finn in “The Last Jedi,” was held up by snow in Atlanta and, for a few hours, it appeared as if he wasn’t going to make it to the film’s world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
Boyega, however, eventually found a way out of Atlanta, where a storm has left thousands without power. The actor’s publicist, Lindsay Galin, told the Associated Press that the actor was on schedule to make the 5 p.m. premiere. And Boyega later confirmed his arrival in L.A. — without luggage — via Tweet.
If Boyega hadn’t made it, he could have always watched the premiere — which will feature appearances by co-stars Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and Lupita Nyong’o — via live stream.
“The Last Jedi” lands in theaters on Dec. 15.