Rian Johnson has been dropping hints for a while now, suggesting over the last few days that something big was going to happen in October. And it has.
A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived, and it is stunning.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it – and I’m glad.
This next instalment looks emotional, exciting, confronting and like it may not end happily.
People involved with the production have said that there are echoes of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in the tone of this movie, meaning it will be darker and full of surprises.
In Empire, we learned that Ben wasn’t exactly dead, that Leia chose Han over Luke only to have him frozen in carbonate and whisked away, that the Empire was gunning for Luke, and that Darth Vader was our hero’s father.
We also learned there was another Skywalker.
What will this film hold?
It has to deal with the fallout of Han Solo’s death at the hands of his own son, the mystery of Luke and what he’s been doing all these years, and Leia’s efforts to keep the Republic together after the destruction of its capital on Hosnian Prime.
But will we learn more about Rey?
Indications are we won’t.
We’ll know soon enough, so enough of my babble. GO WATCH THE PREVIEW NOW!
It is spectacular!
Disney also released the latest official poster for the new film, which is gorgeous. I like it a lot more than I did the poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren.
The film was written and directed by Rian Johnson and will be released on the 15th of December 2017.
May the Force be with you.