Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s long-awaited trailer is nearly here, making its premiere on ESPN’s Monday Night Football tonight before hitting the internet shortly afterward. The network itself is having fun with this opportunity by creating a Star Wars-inspired opening crawl for the occasion.
The crawl the ESPN came up with lovingly spoofs the opening crawls of other Star Wars movies, specifically drawing elements from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Force Awakens in particular.
The short video more-or-less confirms that the trailer will arrive during the game’s halftime, as many fans suspected that it would. The move to put the trailer on ESPN should give the channel a well-needed boost in terms of viewership, which has been declining due to the rise of cord-cutters.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.
7 Reasons Why ‘The Last Jedi’ Could Be The Best ‘Star Wars’ Film Yet
We’re less than two months away from seeing where the story started by Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to go and we can all admit we’re more than excited. We haven’t seen much from Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet but what has been revealed so far has just accelerated speculation, intensity and the impatience of many fans.
But what will the movie be like? Will it be a great Star Wars film? Will people compare it unfavourably to The Empire Strikes Back? Will it severely disappoint? Well in this writer’s opinion, there is significant evidence to suggest that Star Wars: The Last Jedi could very well be the best Star Wars we might ever see. It’s a bold, ambitious statement that can’t be truly proved yet, but here in this list we will look at what is there before us to suggest such a thing could be true.
Here are 7 reasons why The Last Jedi could be the best Star Wars film to date. Click Next to get started.