Today, Lucasfilm finally unleashed the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it did not disappoint. The crowd at Star Wars Celebration Orlando was certainly happy about it, and we’ve been pouring over it for hours. As is the case with most things Star Wars, here’s a lot to unpack here and many of the rumors we’ve heard are apparently true—if the footage is any indication. Today’s Nerdist News is taking the deep dive into The Last Jedi‘s open secrets.
Naturally, there are some spoilers ahead, even if you have seen the trailer. We’re adding some context to the footage, so keep that in mind if you don’t want to know anything before you see the final film!
Join host and Expanded Universe escapee, Jessica Chobot, as she breaks down everything we saw in the trailer…and we mean everything! We’re leaving no stone unturned, and admiring the shots lined up by director Rian Johnson. Some of this footage even reminds us of Johnson’s previous movie, Looper.
It wasn’t hard to do, but Luke Skywalker has more lines in this trailer than he did in the entirety of The Force Awakens. And while he’s finally acting as a mentor to Rey, some of Luke’s dialogue seemed pretty ominous. Is it really time for the Jedi to end? And who or what will take their place in the galaxy? Is Rey destined to be the last of the Jedi, or the first one to replace them?
What did you think about the first trailer for The Last Jedi? Use the Force and share your thoughts below!