Daisy Ridley has teased that the upcoming eighth chapter in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will offer several answers to the questions that fans were left with at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Lucasfilm made waves over the weekend as Star Wars Celebration Orlando not only celebrated the 40th anniversary of the franchise as well as remembered the late Carrie Fisher but it also saw the debut of the teaser trailer for The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi is set to break franchise tradition and pick up directly where Episode VII left off on the cradle of Ahch-To with Rey’s plea-turned-demand for Luke Skywalker to train her as a Jedi and return to the galaxy with her in an effort to restore balance to the force.
While the teaser itself offered no clues as to the lineage of the franchise’s newest heroine, MTV’s Josh Horowitz had the chance to catch up with Daisy Ridley during Celebration and she teased that the new film will indeed offer answers the questions that fans have:
“I did some ADR [dubbing] last week, and I saw a little clip of something that I didn’t know was going to be in it. So I think quite a few questions that people have are answered in this.”
The most shocking moment of Celebration was most certainly the final seconds of the teaser for The Last Jedi in which Luke uttered “It’s time for the Jedi to end” which left fans across the globe in disarray as their jaws hit the floor but the tease that Luke may no longer be the hero we remember from the original trilogy came from Ridley just minutes before during the panel for The Last Jedi.
Ridley offered yet another cryptic tease to Horowitz as she hinted that time has changed our hero for the worse:
“There were all these expectations on Luke right from the beginning — this is your calling, this is what you have to do, you have to train. And then clearly something’s taken him away. In a way, they’re both similar, but she’s very much looking up to him to be this thing that she thinks he is, and a long time’s passed.”
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Andy Serkis.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.
You can watch the trailer for The Last Jedi here and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.