What can you learn from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer?
American director Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars movie is hitting theaters in December this year. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer was released this week and, even though its only two-minutes of a thing, if you look closely there is quite a lot you can ascertain about what we can expect from the finished film.
So what can you learn from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer? Here are just a few things.
Even though Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) didn’t get any lines in The Force Awakens, he apparently does here. At least if his appearance in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is anything to go by. (Come on, they’re not going to cut all that out of the movie? Are they?)
Because it looks like that last scene in the previous film, the one showing Luke standing there, was just a precursor to what we’re about to see in The Last Jedi. A film that could very well have Luke as one of the main characters. Please make it so.
Rey gets mentored by Luke
Rey (Daisy Ridley) is shown practicing her lightsaber techniques on a cliff next to the ocean, with Luke overseeing her progress, along with Rey tapping into the Force as she makes small stones levitate.
Then Luke tells her the “One Truth” about the future of the Jedi. “It’s time for the Jedi to end”. Well, that’s depressing.
There is a mysterious hooded figure
There are always surprises in any Star Wars film, and the mysterious hooded figure seen briefly with R2D2 could possibly be one of the big ones.
Who is it? Which burning building are the figure and R2D2 looking at? Is it a flashback scene, as some fans think, to when Luke saw the Jedi Academy burning to the ground, or is it a new event in The Last Jedi?
Leia has an important role
We only see General Leia (Carrie Fisher) for a moment, but that hairstyle is unmistakable. And listen closely too, as you can hear her say “Help me Obi”.
Her appearance also points to Leia being featured prominently in The Last Jedi. A role Fisher did finish filming before her untimely death in December last year, and a role that is going to be one of the best in the upcoming new film. At least if what president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, had to say about the late actress is true
Kennedy said, “Carrie is remarkable in the movie. The performance she ended up giving, and what Rian wrote, I think you guys are going to find that an amazing tribute to her talent.”
Those are just three things you can learn from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.
Scrutinize it closely yourself in the video below. You will probably learn quite a bit more. Especially if you are a Star Wars fanatic.
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