Lucasfilm has just unveiled the very first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and I seriously think I could die and become one with the Force right now. Check out the trailer below.
Wow, okay, a lot to digest right now. It’s alright, just breathe.
*Proceeds to hyperventilate.
Star Wars fans old and new have been looking forward to seeing and hearing from Luke Skywalker for over twenty years. In the new trailer we’re also introduced to some new characters like Rose (played by Kelly Marie Tran), who’s not a soldier, not looking to be a hero, but she gets pulled into this big adventure with Finn. Rose is a maintenance worker in the Resistance.
Before the trailer launched, we were treated to scenes of Rey on Ach-to, where we last saw her with Luke Skywalker. Below you can see a screenshot of her with the Millennium Falcon.
The Last Jedi is the highly-anticipated sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which grossed $2.2 billion worldwide to become the third-biggest money making movie of all time. As the first Star Wars movie in 10 years (and the first good one since 1983), The Force Awakens helped reinvigorate the franchise by playing to older fans and attracting an entirely new generation of wannabe Jedis. The Last Jedi will look to build on that success while continuing to maintain interest in the Star Wars one-offs (Rogue One, Young Han Solo movie, etc.).
Based on this first trailer, The Last Jedi should have no problems attracting audiences and building on the foundation that The Force Awakens established.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher, Benicio del Toro, Oscar Isaac