LAST JEDI/FIRST TRAILER1 of 12The first teaser/trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedipremiered this week at Star Wars Celebration.
And thought the trailer itself is a bit of a mystery, with lots of short glimpses and allusions to the plot, there's still a lot to unpack.
We've dug deep into the trailer and used our Force training to pick out the ten things that you most need to know about - and may have missed - in the trailer.
Adventure Time-Out For Finn2 of 12The one shot of Finn in this trailer seems to show him still in a coma after his injuries in The Force Awakens. How long has he been injured, and how long will he be out of commission?
Director Rian Johnson has said The Last Jedi picks up right where The Force Awakens left off, and the first part of this trailer certainly supports that. Could these two things mean that the span of time between the two films is the shortest between two Saga films yet (meaning not counting Rogue One, of course)?
Cropdusters?3 of 12Every new Star Wars film brings in new ships, and The Last Jedi is already no different, showing off some strange ships look to be streaming red smoke - but on second look, appear to be kicking it up.
What’s the purpose of the ships that look a mix between a B-Wing and a podracer? And to whom do they belong? Are they Resistance, or First Order?
They lack the First Order’s signature TIE style shape, but the traditional “bad guy” ships of Star Wars don’t always hew to that design.
Rebels Redux?4 of 12There are some references and homages to past films and characters in this trailer (and its audio), but this bit of a unique bookcase could be a big tie to a major character from Star Wars: Rebels.
It's a bit of a stretch, but the style of the bookcase looks similiar to the Force neutral entity Bendu and his planet of Atollon. That would tie into Luke's quote at the end of this trailer.
... Or it could just be some great driftwood Luke picked up in his travels.
We'll revisit this in a bit to talk about those books - and one in particular.
X-Wing X'ed Out5 of 12Poor Poe Dameron can’t seem to hold onto an X-Wing.
In this trailer, his fighter is blown up in what appears to be an attack on a Resistance base.
We’re sure he’ll get another one, but still, two X-Wings in two movies has gotta smart.
Kylo Wrecked6 of 12This shot of Kylo Ren’s smoldering, smashed helmet calls back to the vision of his grandfather Darth Vader’s helmet enshrined in his quarters.
What does it mean? Kylo ditched the helmet for most of the end of The Force Awakens, but does the image of it discarded and burning hint at Kylo’s eventual redemption? His final fate? Or just another temper tantrum?
By The Book7 of 12What’s the book with the old Jedi logo seen in the trailer? It doesn’t resemble the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi seen in recent Star Wars comic books, but it is definitely related to the Jedi.
Could it be a copy of the Jedi Code? Or some documents related to Rey’s training?
General Solo8 of 12Even though we know General Leia Organa Solo has a major role in The Last Jedi, she’s just barely glimpsed in this trailer, gazing at star charts in a scene that echoes the finale of The Empire Strikes Back.
Could the comparison between the two films be more than skin deep? The Force Awakens had its share of tragedy – could its sequel get even darker? It’s the Star Wars way, after all…
Master Skywalker9 of 12The relationship between Rey and Luke Skywalker is still a mystery, but what we now know is that Rey will unquestionably be Luke’s Padawan - or the equivalent in whatever school of Force group he now ascribes to.
This trailer shows Rey lifting stones – a Luke Skywalker classic – drilling lightsaber forms, and even going full Karate Kid with physical training (Teras Kasi anyone?).
Long, Long Ago10 of 12Star Wars isn’t known for incorporating flashbacks, but The Force Awakens used the device to some extent, and it looks like The Last Jedi may go even deeper into the past, possibly showing a different angle of the climactic events that led Luke Skywalker to abandon his Jedi temple.
Like in The Force Awakens, we see Luke and R2 outside the burning temple, but this time, a chrome Stormtrooper is seen leading a garrison into the flames out of a doorway.
If this is what it looks like, could that be Captain Phasma? And if she was present at that event, could she have been a part of turning Kylo Ren to the Dark Side?
The Last Jedi11 of 12“It’s time for the Jedi to come to an end.”
In the voice of Luke Skywalker, those words may strike deep in the hearts of Star Wars fans.
But is the line a hint at a dark turn for Luke Skywalker? Or perhaps a cryptic allusion to a different path altogether?
Luke Skywalker’s mission – like all Skywalkers, who possess a destiny – is to bring balance to the Force. What if the only way to do that is to end the tradition of the Jedi and Sith altogether, and forge a new Force order?
Bear in mind, Kylo Ren has already abandoned some of that paradigm, becoming a Knight of Ren rather than a Sith Lord.
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