Women rule in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

How female characters are taking the lead in the latest installment of the "Star Wars" series.
2:25 | 12/11/17

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That's a good rule right there. Now we're going to go to the women who are ruling the galaxy far, far away, excitement is hitting a high note for the new "Star wars," going back to Nick watt who has an early sneak peek and, Nick, I got to say this one is about powerful women, right? Reporter: It is, you know, Michael, back in the day "Star wars" was just a little bit manly, you know, Luke, Han, dart, chewy, I think, jabba, not anymore. Female characters are now to the foreand adding depth, nuance and reality. ??? Kill it. Reporter: "Star wars" is back but not quite as we know it. I'm not the protagonist anymore. Rey is the protagonist. Reporter: We met her in "The force awakens". What's nice she's asking those questions because in the first one it's sort of like everybody else putting this on you. Laura Dern, purple haired resistance leader. You're creating character and improvising and all seems the same until someone taps you on the shoulder and it's chewbacca and they hug you. It's this leader who is sensing a big change coming. A big force, a big feminine energy which is threatening. Reporter: Gwendoline Christie back. Kelly Marie Tran brand-new as rose. I don't think she's like anyone else we've seen before. I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you. Reporter: It's now 40 years since "A new hope." Carrie fisher then. Carrie fisher now. She finished filming "The last jedi" before she passed a year ago. I met her when she was 19. So 41 years and we had our ups and downs. She was very, very special. Getting little goose bumps as I speak. As you see her on the screen you will remember her fondly. Reporter: And you'll notice how far the "Star wars" universe has come. So, a galaxy far, far away. Now resembles a little more closely what we would like our gender dynamic to be here in America in 2017. Michael. All right, Nick. I'm going to watch it tonight. I can't talk to anybody who hasn't seen it because I can't do any spoilers but I'm calling you because you have seen it, pie man. We'll have a discussion about it tonight even "The last jedi" hits theaters nationwide on Friday and now we'll go to rob

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