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A general view of atmosphere at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Cheers, Gasps at World Premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online.

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Watch: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gets First Teaser Trailer

The goosebumps-inducing first look at the new film picks up right where the The Force Awakens left off, with Rey (Daisy Ridley) having just found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and beginning her training with him at his island hideaway.

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‘Star Wars’ to Introduce First Gay Character

The Star Wars franchise quieted critics of its primarily white casts in November after the trailer for The Force Awakens revealed John Boyega as the first black stormtrooper, but now the series is growing more diverse and will reportedly feature its first lesbian character.