A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived. Disney aired the latest look at Rian Johnson’s upcoming film during Monday Night Football’s halftime show. Tickets for the film are now on sale.
We got our first (brief) look at the film in April at Star Wars Celebration, along with a behind-the-scenes reel at Disney’s D23 Expo in July, which offered a glimpse into the production of the movie itself. Due to the discipline Disney has been demonstrating when it comes to plot reveals and character secrets, the expectation has been that the new trailer wouldn’t give anything big away; director Rian Johnson recently warned fans on Twitter that the hardest of the hardcore might want to even avoid watching this clip to preserve all of the film’s surprises.
I a legitimately torn. If you want to come in clean, absolutely avoid it.
But it’s gooooood….. https://t.co/Y29K5yz8i4
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) October 8, 2017
There’s a lot to take in with this new trailer: there’s a new look at Rey’s training on Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker, who tells her that he’s only seen power like hers once before — and that it didn’t scare him enough. He’s presumably talking about Kylo Ren, who we see piloting his fighter, only to hesitate before blasting his mother’s Resistance ship. Poe and Finn are there as well, taking on the fight against the First Order, in space and on the ground, before we wrap up by seeing Rey getting tortured by Supreme Leader Snoke, and asking Kylo to show “show me my place in all this.”
Ahead of the trailer’s release this evening, Lucasfilm unveiled the theatrical poster for The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi is the eighth installment in the main Star Wars saga series, set just after 2015’s The Force Awakens. That film successfully rebooted fan interest in the franchise, even while leaving its characters in a bit of a precarious position. At the end of Awakens, Daisy Ridley’s Rey finally meets up with Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, but as the previous trailer has hinted, Luke may not be the savior she was expecting.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15th.
by Andrew Liptak – The Verge