The official Star Wars YouTube channel has just released a new TV spot for the saga’s upcoming eighth instalment, The Last Jedi.
The 30-second spot revolves around Rey and her new mentor, Luke Skywalker. As Luke tells Rey to “reach out”, she tells the Jedi she can see “light, darkness… and something else”. Exactly what she means by “something else” is an intriguing mystery, however much of what we’ve seen of the film so far suggests it may be exploring an approach to the Force that balances the light and dark sides. Luke has appeared on both the “heroes” and “villains” posters that have been released and, while Rey is seemingly headed to a darker place, Kylo Ren seems to be struggling with his commitment to the Dark Side. Could the two meet on a middle path? Whatever Rey has seen, it unsettles Luke, who tells her to “resist”.
The spot also gives us fleeting looks at Poe Dameron, back in the pilot seat of his X-Wing, General Leia, crystal foxes, AT-ATs, Finn facing off with Captain Phasma, Supreme Leader Snoke, and Kylo Ren.
Check out the new spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below:
What do you think? Is Rey headed to the Dark Side? Could Kylo Ren be turning away from it? And where does Luke’s allegiance lie? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars 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.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in theaters on December 15, 2017.
5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.
One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.
Here are 5 ways The Last Jedi links to greater Star Wars canon. Click Next to get started!