The han solo prequel and episode 9 both have may release dates still.
I think they'll eventually be postponed which is good. I'd rather not have to focus on ANOTHER Star Wars movie to come out just 5 months after the last one. With a whole year of breathing room they can focus all their marketing on one film at a time.
What difference does marketing make to fans? I mean “one film at a time”? Are you a Disney shareholder or something?
The consensus on Reddit's r/starwars thread(with spoilers) is that the Finn/Rose subplot and the casino scene were the low points of the film--Seems viewers wanted less Finn/Rose and more Snoke and Phasma
Phasma is baffling to me. They stick poor Gwendoline Christie out there to do interviews for these movies, and she had nothing to talk about. The best she could come up with is "I think it's great that this character is about her actions, not her appearance." Um, why is she in shiny silvery armour then? And what actions? Phasma hardly does anything. She has like ten lines in the entire two movies.
Make her interesting. Make her, like, Hux's sidekick. His most trusted soldier, who is willing to do dirty work on the quiet for him if he wants. Put a little intrigue in there... something to hang a character on. But nope. We get nothing.
She reeks of being a character who had a bunch of scenes that all got cut for time. No doubt she will have whole novels written about her (if she hasn't already), but as far as the movies are concerned she's like two steps up from being an extra.
Rose is just a stupid character. I literally don't know why she's in the movie. And her laughably awkward out-of-nowhere romance with Finn is just bizarre. In fact, I suppose that's why she's in the movie - she's there to give Finn something to do. But then by rights he really doesn't need to be in the movie either. Nor does the entire casino section, come to that.
Last Jedi is an odd movie when you think about it.