Today the Star Wars Celebration panel for The Last Jedi delivered the first official trailer for the film and fan reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. While fans continue to anaylze the trailer with a fine-toothed comb hoping to find clues on the film’s story, the panelists did offer a few interesting tidbits of their own. During the panel, director Rian Johnson and star John Boyega shed some light on a number of topics including the First Oder’s sinister plans, Finn’s relationship with Poe and some important advice regarding the lovable droid BB-8.
Johnson revealed that the destruction of Starkiller Base will not deter The First Oder from trying to rule the galaxy.
“Well yeah, I mean Starkiller Base, big loss, big loss, but they did manage to take out the seat of the Republic and that’s thrown the galaxy into chaos and The First Order are jumping on that at the beginning of our movie, very aggressively, not sitting on their hands. They’re making some big moves at the start of our film, so things are gonna get dire.”
Boyega revealed that the next film will continue to explore the relationship between Finn and Poe.
“Absolutely. Poe’s my boy. There’s always a new adventure for them to go on.”
Johnson shared some advice he received about BB-8 from the film’s editing team, who compared the droid to a legendary comedian.
“The best advice I had was from the editors who said you can’t get enough of BB-8. He’s the Buster Keaton of [The Last Jedi].”
While the latest trailer focused primarily on Luke and Rey, it certainly sounds as though the supporting heroes and villains of the film will have a fair amount of adventures of their own.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Introduced to the Star Wars saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.