Last night Disney debuted the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
This trailer looks to have all of the staples of the Star Wars Saga, with giant action pieces from starships to lightsaber battles and more. This will be the third Star Wars film released since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, following last year’s anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a return to the numbered films of the franchise, picking up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off. While most of the film focuses on Rey and her relationship with Luke, there is quite a bit to digest here from characters both new and old. Personally I am excited to see Captain Phasma and Finn meet each other in combat, as the tension between the two characters could be cut with a knife in The Force Awakens.
Given the ominous title of the movie, coupled with the above trailer, it seems that The Last Jedi is going to be much darker and dramatic in tone than The Force Awakens. It is nice to finally see Luke Skywalker back in action, but I wonder if he will end up dying only to be reborn as a Force Ghost. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, they made the (wise) decision to purge the universe of all expanded canon, so it is unknown if the Grey Jedis, force wielders who walk the path between the traditional Jedi and the terrifying Sith, are even a thing anymore. I sincerely hope that the Greys will become canon under the tutelage of Rey. Regardless of the twists and turns that The Last Jedi is sure to take us on, December cannot get here soon enough.
The full theatrical poster was also revealed.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi releases world wide on December 15th. Tickets are on sale now.