Fire Up Those Lightsabers: ‘The Last Jedi’ Teaser Trailer Is Finally Here

“What do you see?” asks Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in a whispery narrative during what we can assume is Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) training with the exiled Jedi master. “Light… darkness… the balance,” she replies, over a montage of images soon to be found in the new teaser trailer for director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

While it’s extremely light on plot details — as teaser trailers are notorious for being — it should be enough to tide over fans who were growing increasingly anxious over the lack of any information about the eighth installment of what’s been dubbed the Star Wars Skywalker Saga.

What we do get are a host of images hinting at where the story will be going after 2015’s record-shattering The Force Awakens. From the shots of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher, R.I.P.) staring at a hologram, Finn (John Boyega) still in a coma, Poe’s (Oscar Isaac) custom X-Wing being destroyed in a hangar, and Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) broken mask, it’s a veritable smorgasbord of images fans have come to know and love over the years.

Of course, the moment that’s going to leave the biggest impact — and launch a thousand fan theories between now and Christmas — is Luke’s silhouetted figure explains that the one truth he knows is “it’s time for the Jedi… to end.” Does this mean Luke will be ending thousands of years of tradition he was so hell-bent on resurrecting after the events in Return of the Jedi, or does it speak to the larger prophecy about the need to bring balance to The Force? We won’t know for sure until December, but it’ll be fun as hell trying to figure it out until then.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.

Related Content

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Posts

New to Glide

Keep up-to-date with Glide

Twitter