Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Is Here! It’s Time For The Jedi To End?
Where do we begin!? I’m still at a point where I’m simply enjoying watching the first footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi over and over again.
Let’s start with the incredible poster:
There’s a lot going on here but I want to focus on the light emanating from Rey’s lightsaber… Mostly because it’s no accident the shape is very similar to an icon featured in the trailer:
Much of the focus in this trailer remains on Luke’s mysterious island: Ahch-To. Is this the confirmed location of the first Jedi temple? There have always been rumors that Luke discovered answers he wasn’t prepared for on Ahch-To. That he discovered the dark history of the Jedi and how they connect to the dark side. Is that why Luke has seemingly lost hope in the future of the Jedi? Or is he simply proposing an evolution of the order. To become something else. Much like the Empire evolved into The First Order.
The idea of exploring the ancient history of the Jedi and the Sith is kind of overwhelming. That’s why this trailer will no doubt break the internet while fans dissect every single detail. I can’t even imagine finally hearing Luke discuss his father decades after the events of Return of the Jedi.
"IT'S TIME FOR THE JEDI TO END..."
Luke couldn’t possibly have lost all hope. He agreed to train Rey after all. Is she indeed his long lost daughter? (Mark Hamill joked about the potential reveal during the Star Wars Celebration Panel.)
No matter her true parentage, (Kenobi?) the Star Wars saga has always been about fate. And Rey’s fate is now connected to The First Order and Kylo Ren. I love the idea that Kylo Ren is being trained by Snoke at the same time Rey learns from Luke. It’s a fascinating contrast.
This is, once again, a perfect teaser trailer.
We got some hints of the story and a few shots of the main characters and battles but nothing more. An actual teaser.
What role will Kylo Ren play in the story? What has happened in the galaxy now that the Republic is gone as well as Starkiller base. The galaxy is in turmoil. Director Rian Johnson stated that The First Order is extremely aggressive and will no doubt be hunting for Rey and Luke.
How will Luke react to seeing Kylo again? Will they even meet? We got some new shots from Kylo’s attack on Luke’s Jedi academy. A scene hinted at in flashbacks from Star Wars The Force Awakens.
We didn’t get to see Snoke or the new characters played by Guillermo Del Toro or Laura Dern. But the panel did give us a closer look at Kelly Marie Tran’s new character: Rose.
There’s plenty of time for that as the Star Wars Episode 8 marketing campaign kicks into high gear this summer and into the Fall.
Until then, I can’t wait to read about the crazy theories and rumors thanks to the teaser.
Freaking Star Wars!!!
You can check out the entire Last Jedi Panel below: