TRAILER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Verge recaps:

There’s a lot to take in with this new trailer: there’s a new look at Rey’s training on Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker, who tells her that he’s only seen power like hers once before — and that it didn’t scare him enough. He’s presumably talking about Kylo Ren, who we see piloting his fighter, only to hesitate before blasting his mother’s Resistance ship. Poe and Finn are there as well, taking on the fight against the First Order, in space and on the ground, before we wrap up by seeing Rey getting tortured by Supreme Leader Snoke, and asking Kylo to show “show me my place in all this.”

More from Collider:

Lucasfilm has debuted a new poster for the Star Wars sequel and Carrie Fisher‘s General Leia is center stage, right where she belongs. Of course, we’re all devastated to see the wildcard woman of wisdom go, both from the franchise and from real life where we need her whipsmart wit more than ever, so it makes sense that they would play her up in the marketing campaign. My great hope is that her role in the film matches the promise of what we’ve heard so far, sending the beloved actress and her iconic on-screen counterpart off the way she deserves.


  • shellback

    I saw the first installment.
    That is all.

    • jmax

      I let some friends drag me to the third movie, the one with the little furry creatures which were almost as annoying as the Munchkins. That’s about all I remember from it.

    • Strepsi

      you mean in 1977?

    • Dayglo

      I’m with you, Shellback. Saw the original, enjoyed it but couldn’t grasp how it became the center of the world’s consciousness. I did see the last two installments and liked those.

  • Tawreos

    Did they make a new movie this time or are they finding a way to rehash one of the old ones like they did last time?

    • pablo

      Rey is training with Luke when the force shows her that Finn and Poe have been caught by Kylo. Against Luke’s advice she leaves to rescue them. But it’s a trap set for her by Kylo! They fight! She cuts his hand off and rescues her friends! In part IX, MORE DEATH STARS!

      • Tawreos

        It wouldn’t surprise me one dame bit.

  • BeaverTales

    I liked the trailer, I’m hoping the plot development closes the gaping holes in episode 7

  • JoeMyGod
    • Ken M

      You left out the “S”…

      • The_Wretched

        Star Swar

  • JoeMyGod
  • JoeMyGod
    • motordog

      Yeeeeahhhh….NOT a fan of the designed-for-mass-marketing ‘cutsie’ so many movies foist on us. Isn’t the basketball-like droid ‘cutsie’ enough? Porg plushies, porg posters, porg cell phone cases…fuckin’ porgs…

      • Dayglo

        The sale of all those toys/action figures will boost the economy … and eventually trickle down upon us all.

  • Tatonka

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

    • Rambie

      Already bought pre-release tickets!

  • barrixines

    Not a huge fan of Star Wars but it is a pleasure to see the lovely Carrie’s photo on the first post of the day here rather than, well rather than any other of the host of gargoyles, gorgons and golems we will no doubt be treated to presently.

  • Bluto

    I’m so fucking cornfused by the back & forth timeline. 1st they did 4, 5 & 6 with the Ham, Luke, Princess Leia & it’s a trap catfish dude. Then 1, 2 & 3 with Anacin, Pad Thai & Jar Jar fuckwad. Then 7 with Ren & Stimpy, the smoochy Bro’s, sassy Tangerine lady & the soccer ball. Then 3.5 went rogue. Now we’re back to 8?
    Who the hell came up with this, FEMA?

    • ColdCountry

      I kind of ignored 1, 2, and 3. But 4, 5, and 6 totally rocked, imo. I remember waiting the interminable years between each film, and then watching them over and over. Also loved 7 and Rogue. Can’t wait for this one. (If you have problems with confusing timelines, stay away from Doctor Who! These movies are a piece of cake by comparison.)

      • Reality.Bites

        Sometimes, when I’m interested in a character who shows up in the Marvel or DC TV or movie universes I look them up and get confused by all the multiverses and retconning that’s occurred due to their LONG history and number of print issues.

        It’s all so much simpler in the Archieverse. When a new character shows up all you need to ask is who have they or who will they be sexually involved with and the answer is always everyone.

    • Duh-David

      A classical saga is structured: four, five six, one two three, seven eight nine. Lucas was just playing with structure used since the 12th century.

      I hear there was something after Revenge of the Jedi, but I will always have my Star Wars.

    • Reality.Bites

      There’s no back-and-forth timeline, just back-and-forth storytelling.

      If I learn about the Civil War after I learn about World War II, Earth’s past remains exactly the same as it always did.

    • Dayglo

      I feel you, Bluto. Again with Adam Driver playing Ken Ryker (or whoever) and now this big guinea pig.

  • motordog

    Am I the only one who finds this Kylo Ren character completely devoid of anything resembling charisma? He’s dull. The rest looks okay…except for fuckin’ porgs…ugh…

    • ColdCountry

      My problem with Kylo Ren is two-fold. One, he doesn’t look anything like a cross between Leia and Han, and two, he looks so much like my mental image of Severus Snape that I am kicked out of the Star Wars world whenever he’s on screen. But I will still love this movie!

      • John30013

        I don’t know whether it’s the character or the actor, but for me Kylo Ren just comes off as a sniveling child. He doesn’t seem particularly menacing (except in a light sabre duel).

        I’m sure the writers were trying to create a “complex” villain, but for me he misses the mark.

        • ColdCountry

          He did rather miss, didn’t he? I was so distracted by his physical appearance that the detail of not being that convincing almost alluded me.

    • Rambie

      Kylo Ren comes off as petulant child. If the Star Wars universe had twitter he’d be all emo raging at 3AM daily.. Hmm, now who does that remind us of?

  • ColdCountry

    OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!!

  • motordog
    • Lizard

      Isn’t “Emo Kylo Ren” kinda redundant?

  • Reality.Bites

    I am just not ready to watch Carrie Fisher die on screen.

    The real world sucks enough already.

    I am fine with characters dying on-screen for plot reasons (Obi-wan, Han Solo). But if an actor playing an iconic role dies in real life (Leonard Nimoy, Debbie Reynolds) I do want their character to die with them, but off-screen and acknowledged.

    It strikes me that the real-life death of Carol-Ann Susi, who played Debbie Walowicz on the Big Bang Theory would have been very easy to ignore or recast. It doesn’t get easier than an entirely off-screen character.

    Not only did they not do that, they made sure she’ll never be forgotten on the show.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJtL-ojpuQM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIjv5XjOTVA

    • Lazycrockett

      I always wanted to see Leia to have been trained secretly in the ways of the force and kicked some Empire ass just once.

    • Kenster999

      I read that her character had major parts in Episode IX, and that no substantial changes were made after she passed away. Thus, presumably she’ll survive this episode. (Plus, the tease is a bit obvious, no?)

  • Dayglo

    As someone who enjoys the franchise, but not obsessed by it, that poster is freaking old-school Hollywood gorgeous.

  • JWC

    Ah,( tears. she is missed

  • Is it just me, or did Chewie look a bit too … DIGITAL?

  • The_Wretched

    “Rey’s training on Ahch-To” I can’t wait to hear her cute sneezes.

  • pablo

    I never thought I’d say that I’m over Star Wars, but here we are. Apparently Mark Hamill feels the same way. He can barely contain his dislike of the new movies.

    • Money talks.

    • Lazycrockett

      I think with Hamill its more that Luke isn’t what he thought the character should be not the movies themselves. Luke Skywalker being a hermit is totally different than what has happened in the Extended Universe of books and comics.

      • Uh-oh. “Canon.”

        • pablo

          I never read the EU books except Heir to the Empire, which was one of the worst books I’ve ever read. People seem to love that Thrawn character though. I thought he was a villain stolen from some anime like Star Blazers.

          • I disagree (but I respect your opinion). Zhan and Thrawn (Mary Sue that he is) were the cream of the EU IMHO; the Thrawn Trilogy was instrumental in inspiring and maintaining the fanbase after the OT. I think it’s a great pity that the new trilogy wiped all that material out; apart from the chemistry of the new leads I’ve been sorely disappointed by the new films – adapting the Thrawn books (ideally as a TV series) would have been much more original than repeating the Death Star plot yet again.

  • pablo

    Daisy Ridley needs to learn to breathe through her nose.

  • Guido Miller

    Homogenized, this movie is.