The first official teaser trailer and teaser poster from Star Wars: The Last Jedi just debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, and we have them for you below!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer
As the camera pans over the treacherous landscape including what appears to be the island where the last scenes of the previous movie took place, an unknown voice – thought to be that of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) – can be heard saying: “Breathe. Just breathe. Now reach out…”
It then switches to show Rey pressing her fingertips on the ground, causing pebbles to rise around her, which is thought to be her using The Force.
Asked what she can see, she replies: “Light. Darkness. The balance is so much bigger.”
The trailer – which also features appearances from Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Finn (John Boyega) and what appears to be the silhouette of the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa – ends with Luke standing next to a rock.
He says: “I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
The trailer – which was released to coincide with the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, Florida – was well received by the movie’s fans, who rushed to social media to share their excitement.
One wrote: “Watched the trailer for The Last Jedi about 9 times now and I’m not done yet (sic)”
Whilst another added: “I’ve replayed The Last Jedi trailer over 20 times, I need 10 advil and tissues (sic)”
And a third shared: “No im not… I’m not crying over the The Last Jedi poster and trailer. Pshh.. only losers would cry over Star Wars… ha ha ha ha (sic)”
Meanwhile, director Rian Johnson previously teased that the new Star Wars movie would focus on Rey learning and beginning to understand her connection to The Force.
He explained: “Part of what’s she’s dealing with is the realization that she has this power and this gift. She’s taking her first step to coming to terms with this thing inside her that she never knew was there and is just starting to reveal its potential. I don’t want to skip ahead two years. I want to see the very next moment of what happens.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Poster
Star Wars Celebration Orlando kicked off yesterday with an epic tribute for the Saga’s 40th Anniversary featuring surprise guests including George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Warwick Davis, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Dave Filoni, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.
The panel’s finale was an emotional tribute to Carrie Fisher with remarks from her daughter Billie Lourd and a surprise appearance by legendary composer John Williams, who conducted the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra while they played “Leia’s Theme.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters on December 15th, 2017! Are you in countdown mode yet? We just got back from visiting filming locations in Ireland – stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes coverage of Episode VIII filming locations!