WATCH: Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer Finally Here
On Friday, the long-awaited trailer for the next installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, hit the Internet, and it is redolent with hints of the action-packed and thought-provoking film arriving in December 2017.
Much of the trailer seems to be centered on Ahch-To, the planet that Rey discovered Luke at the end of The Force Awakens, where it appears that Rey is training. The trailer shows Finn, who was badly wounded in The Force Awakens, healing inside a pod, Poe Dameron running to his fighter, which is blown up, and some serious battles in the sky, one featuring First Order Walkers, and another between X-Wings and TIE fighters.
In a panel discussion that included writer-director Rian Johnson, producer Kathleen Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, and Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose, a maintenance worker for the Resistance, some clues about the film emerged.
Ridley slyly stated that “meeting one’s hero isn’t always a positive experience,” according to The Verge, implying Rey meeting Luke may not be the easiest path for either of them, especially because there were hints in The Force Awakens that something had gone terribly wrong between Luke and his nephew, Kylo Ren, when Luke was training him. That hint is strengthened by the comment Luke makes at the end of the trailer: “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
Johnson admitted that the best advice he got before he started The Last Jedi came from J.J. Abrams’ editors, who told him that you can never have enough BB-8, indicating we’ll be seeing plenty of the droid in the new film.
As The Verge points out, Star Wars films typically begin with the shot of a field of stars, but in the trailer for the new film, the field of stars we see at the beginning is soon revealed to be the ground where Rey has placed her hand for support. The Verge notes, “Given that discussion in the trailer of visualizing The Force — and of light and darkness — the star field could in fact by Rey’s visualization of The Force, with different points of light peeking out from the darkness.”
Johnson stated that after the First Order destroyed the capital of the Republic in The Force Awakens, they are moving, “very aggressively. not sitting on their hands. They’re making some big moves at the start of the film.”
John Boyega said his character, Finn, was still understanding where he fit in the galaxy, adding that Finn had to decide whether he wanted to stay with the Resistance or go back to the First Order.
Video of trailer below:
via Daily Wire
April 14, 2017 at 06:28AM