1st trailer released for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi'

Carla Harmon
April 15, 2017

It was "The Last Jedi", at last.

Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first ever trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Despite having paid for hotel room beds, thousands on Thursday night slept on the concrete floors in a cavernous and chilly exhibit hall queuing area, knowing it would be long hours before a morning presentation of the film.

"This is the best fan family in the world", Johnson said shortly after the start of the morning presentation.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit the theaters worldwide on December 15.

The poster shows Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, holding up a blue lightsaber, channeling the original poster for "Star Wars: A New Hope", in which Luke Skywalker strikes a similar pose.

The trailer opens with a hypnotic sort of lullaby music and we get a glimpse of Rey tapping into the force.

"Breathe, just breathe. Now, reach out". "What do you see?" (She was) the strong soldier of a woman who often openly fought her own dark side, knowing early on that we all have a dark side to fight, whatever it may be.


"I only know one truth", Skywalker says at the close of the trailer. She's as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan - when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. "But it seems abysmal for the Jedi. It is time for the Jedi to end", he says.

Other fan theories were discussed.

Celebration attendee and cos-player Shawn Crosby, of Westchester, CA, also felt information from the trailer spoke to an opening up of sorts for The Force, the spiritual power and practice of the Jedi. Kennedy told ABC News Friday that Fisher, who died in December, will not appear in the planned ninth "Star Wars" film. A teaser is supposed to show you dynamic images that heighten your awareness and make you want to see the trailer, but avoid all story points if at all possible...

"The Last Jedi" picks up where the box office smash "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" left off in 2015.


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