The trailer for the 8th episode of the ‘Star Wars’ saga was shown during the ‘The Last Jedi’ panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. It’s fair to say that this was the main event that many Star Wars fans were waiting for this week, and now it’s finally here!
Rian Johnson enthusiasm really shined during ‘The Last Jedi’ panel this afternoon, so much so that he showed the trailer twice to the audience because he wanted to watch it with them again. He has so much love for the films and the franchise as a whole that I have 100% faith he will deliver a film that Star Wars fans will love.
From the trailer it looks like we can expect a much darker film, compared to ‘The Force Awakens’. From some of the casts comments over the period of the ‘Star Wars Celebration’ this week, this also leads me to believe the characters are going to face a lot of personal challenges, as well as facing the threat of the First Order, who Rian Johnson says “aren’t just sitting on their hands” following the destruction of the Starkiller base.
Like most fans, I’ve had the trailer on repeat since it’s arrival and each shot is stunning and full of mystery. We can see Rey training and Luke watching over her, a brief but amazingly awesome shot of Kylo Ren wielding his lightsaber, Finn looks as though he’s still recovering in some sort of pod, Captain Phasma leading her troops, and the demise of Luke’s Jedi Academy.
December cannot come quick enough!
JumpCut Writer’s Reactions:
Rhys (: This trailer has me more hyped right now than after I watched the Force Awakens trailer. Incredible time to be a Star Wars fan!
Chris (): Light. Darkness. A balance. The Last Jedi has ruined me and I literally can’t comprehend what I’m seeing or what it means.
Noah (): The word orgasmic comes to mind.
Fiona (): I’m SO excited about seeing Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo-Ren again.
and I’ll finish this piece with Sarah’s reaction, which I think we can all relate to right now…
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ comes to a cinema not so far, far away December 15th 2017
Written by Tom Sheffield