On the heels of a new trailer released by Lucasfilm for the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes a closer look at the new reveals it provides. We’ve already seen Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) reunited with the famed spaceship, the Millennium Falcon, but a deeper dive into the trailer confirms that the craft will visit a number of planets in Rian Johnson‘s movie and will likely have a role to play in providing air supremacy. On the Dark Side of things, we also get a gorgeous glimpse of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) in the intimidating throne room flanked by Praetorian Guards who almost blend into the bloody crimson background. Impressive stuff. Can’t wait to see it all put together!
Also starring Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and the late Carrie Fisher (General Leia), with Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern, the film is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Check out the new images (with some context) below. Speculative story spoilers follow:
First up, the Millennium Falcon. Rey piloted it to Ahch-To in search of Luke Skywalker at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We pick up here as Luke and the battle-scarred ship are reunited.
But the ship doesn’t appear to stay on Ahch-To all that long. It’s been seen rocketing through the interior of the mineral-rich planet Crait, pursued by a swarm of T.I.E. Fighters. As the new trailer shows, the Falcon bursts through the crust of Crait, showering the surface with red rocks and dust in order to (presumably) engage the First Order forces aboveground. In what may be either a solid edit or a misdirection, the Falcon (piloted by Chewbacca and a Porg…?) appears to blast a T.I.E. Fighter. This gets a great reaction from Finn, who is piloting a Resistance ski speeder across the salty surface.
Meanwhile, General Leia looks on at the ongoing battle, but whether it’s this battle or another threat remains to be seen.
The Dark Side is much more impressive in these early looks thanks to the blood-red aesthetic that’s going on. Just imagine walking into this throne room to meet with Supreme Leader Snoke while Hux and the Praetorian Guard look on. Terrifying.
Kylo Ren. Still fiery.
Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Rey. We don’t get much more insight from this new trailer, but these two shots were particularly striking.