Every single Star Wars fan is desperate for any and all tidbits of information regarding the upcoming sequel The Last Jedi. Some thought the first trailer would drop during the Super Bowl while others are now eagerly awaiting the annual Star Wars Celebration in April for their first glimpse of footage. Perhaps they won’t have to wait any longer for the juicy details.
Mike Zeroh, who has a solid track record of accurate Star Wars scoops, unearthed a 4Chan post that claimed to be a detailed breakdown of the upcoming trailer. The post was quickly taken down, but not before other outlets got their eyes on it. It’s important to remember that these details are unconfirmed, so take them with a grain of space salt you scruffy-looking nerf herders.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Release date: December 15, 2017
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Benecio del Toro, Carrie Fisher, Kelly Marie Tran, Carrie Fisher, Laura Dern
According to the post, the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer will take a page out of The Force Awakens‘ book, kicking off with John Boyega’s Finn waking up from a “nightmare/coma,” sweating profusely in the medical bay. The next shot will feature Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron barreling into a room on a ship and announcing, “They’re here.”
GamesRadar has more information:
“The main scene from the trailer is a man in black (rumored to be the role Benicio del Toro is playing) firing on a ‘procession of mourners’ in a city, with Poe, Finn, a new character (played by Kelly Marie Tran) and BB-8 looking shocked (or as shocked as a droid can look).”
After that we see the late Carrie Fisher’s General Leia saying “their shadow is growing,” presumably referring to The First Order. Then Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) steps out from the shadows. Serkis will reprise the role via motion capture and he is apparently joined by Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux in the trailer. “Is he alive?” Snoke asks Hux. “Barely,” the general answers. “Good. The time has come for a family reunion,” Snoke says menacingly.
Are they referring to Luke Skywalker or Kylo Ren? So many questions.
The IB Times has more information:
“The music up until now is dark, and it becomes upbeat from here. Finn bursts into a meeting between Leia and her advisers, and screams ‘they’re back.’ Leia isn’t surprised. The next shot is that of the Millennium Falcon flying out into the sky from under the waves of a sea. A lot of TIE fighters swarm in space.”
At this point, hordes of Stormtroopers are retreating… except for Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie). A lightsaber ignites and a blue flash is seen across her chrome helmet. Interesting.
Luke Skywalker will remain absent from the trailer just as he (largely) did in the promotional material for The Force Awakens. However, the post does claim that he ends the trailer with a voiceover saying, “everything will die with us.” Is he talking to Rey about the Jedi?
Again, this report is unconfirmed so there’s no telling how accurate it is. But, as mentioned before, Zeroh has been reliable in the past. If true, the highly anticipated sequel sounds intense and absolutely amazing. We’ll just have to wait to find out.
Update February 17, 2017:
Ever since the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII was announced to be The Last Jedi in January, fans have been rabidly speculating as to the identity of this mysterious figure. Many fans smartly pointed out that the plural of Jedi is Jedi, meaning the title could be referring to more than one person. Now, we’ve got unofficially official confirmation that this is the case thanks to the official Star Wars Italian, Spanish and French Twitter and Facebook accounts.
For all of you who actually paid attention in your foreign language classes, those are all plural.
Does that mean that both Luke and Rey are the last Jedi? What about Kylo Ren? Are there other Force-users we’ve yet to meet? We’ll have to wait to find out.
Update February 121, 2017:
Has Benicio del Toro’s mysterious new character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi been revealed? Find out by clicking the link below.