“I’ve seen this raw strength only once before, it didn’t scare me enough then, it does now.” Luke Skywalker
In case you missed it, last weekend’s release of the official Star Wars: The Last Jedi was one of the highlights of the 2017 New York Comic-Con.
The trailer has over 8 million views on the Star Wars YouTube channel alone, and is among the most trending videos on the social video platform. (You can also see the trailer on StarWars.com and websites like IMDB.com.
In ‘The Last Jedi’ trailer there’s plenty to talk about in terms of plot, but what we haven’t seen before in previous teasers is Luke’s apparent fear of Rey’s power. We know she goes to train with him on a remote island, but the trailer indicates the very geography of the island is threatened by her uncontrolled Jedi strength. Luke may bail out as her mentor, but how will he? And if he does disappear, will he return in the third installation?
Captain Phasma (played by Gwendoline Christie) gets quite a cameo in this trailer, and she’s seen battling Finn (played by John Boyega) for what reason we don’t know. Maybe they are just two conflicted souls who end up hugging instead of hurting each other?
There is footage of Snoke, Supreme Leader of the First Order, trying to convert Rey to the dark side. But it doesn’t appear he’s successful, as least from the sequence of the trailer, because at the end Rey seems to be making another choice.
“I need someone, to show me my place in all this,” Rey.
What might be the cliffhanger for the middle episode of the newest Star Wars trilogy (although why show it in the trailer?) is Rey possibly teaming up with Kylo Ren. It’s evident she doesn’t know what to do with all the Jedi power she commands, and Kylo may be the only one who can help her.
Will they team up against Snoke and the Dark Side? And, where does the Resistance fall into their allegiances? Kylo Ren, who we know coldly assassinated his father in The Force Awakens, is seen in the trailer conflicted about destroying a ship his mother Leia is on. Is he unhinged enough to kill his mother as well?
There are also some new creatures making their debut in the trailer. Look twice and you’ll see an icy fox and a little species known as the Porg sitting co-pilot with Chewbacca. Are the Porg and Chewwie somehow related? They certainly seem to communicate.
Tickets are already selling for Star Wars: The Last Jedi which will hit theaters, including IMAX and RealD 3D theaters, on Dec. 15, 2017.