Our anticipation is getting strong for #StarWarsTheLastJedi as December 15 gets closer and closer. We recently got our first poster and a behind-the-scenes picture from the film, but strangely, there's nothing yet in regard to a trailer.
For The Force Awakens, Disney released a teaser over a year before the film was released, and considering we are only nine months away from The Last Jedi hitting theaters, we've been going crazy trying to figure out when our proper first look at it would happen.
Well, our wishes just (sorta) came true. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that #Disney held a shareholders meeting in which it screened sneak peeks for various park attractions and films, including The Last Jedi. Fortunately for us hungry fans, we have a description of what went down.
A Better Look At Luke And Rey's Reunion
Certainly one of the things that has most excited about the next chapter in the #StarWars saga is seeing that intriguing Rey/Luke meeting unfold. According to the description, Luke reaches for his long-lost lightsaber. Later on inside a cave, he asks Rey what could very well be the first line in the film:
"Who are you?"
The main takeaway from this is that Rey may not be Luke's daughter, as it's been endlessly theorized. Because— and I'm admittedly no Jedi-power expert here—you'd think a Force-user would probably be able to sense a family member standing right in front of them.
Does this give validity to the theories that Rey is a reincarnated Anakin Skywalker? It's possible, but at this point, this tidbit gives the veneer of validity to any solid-sounding piece of speculation.
Rey's Jedi Training
We finally get to see it: Luke training Rey in the ways of the Force. Before you get excited, no, she didn't carry the legendary hero on her shoulders, Yoda-style. Instead, we see the young Jedi perfecting her fighting moves, as she ignites her lightsaber and spins it around. We also see her practicing on a mountain while Luke looks at her from afar.
But perhaps the coolest moment from Rey's training reportedly depicted in the footage, though, is her touching the ground with her hand as pebbles and dirt floated around it in slow-motion.
I don't know about you, but it makes me think that moment will be very similar to Superman's first flight in Man of Steel.
Finn Is On A Mission
We last saw Finn unconscious in the Resistance's medical bay, recuperating from Kylo Ren's brutal attack. The footage shows us how brave a soldier he is by getting right back into the action after recovering.
In the footage, we see FN-2187 in a First Order bridge dressed as an officer. And he wasn't alone, as Kelly Marie Tran's mystery character was with him. What in the world is going on in this scene, you ask? Could Finn be going rogue? Not likely. Earlier in the year, rumors surfaced suggesting Finn had a very important infiltration mission to find an assassin; it's easy to assume that's what's happening here.
The Return Of General Leia, Poe Dameron, And Chewbacca
We also have the return of three main players: Leia, Poe and Chewbacca. All three had their own small cliffhangers at the end of #TheForceAwakens. However, don't expect this footage to give us a hint at what's next for them, because there wasn't much in terms of Leia, Poe or Chewie's appearances. In fact, we only see Chewie roar and Poe piloting an X-Wing while shouting "It's now or never!" As for Leia:
"General Leia Organa was onscreen for just a second in military garb and didn't speak."
As we learned shortly after #CarrieFisher's untimely passing last year, General Organa was expected to have a much more prominent role in The Last Jedi and its sequel. Disney announced the actress was not returning as a CGI character, and would instead find a way to work her death into the story.
That makes me wonder if her brief appearance could be due to the studio still figuring out how to treat the character. It's possible, but then again, it could also be to avoid her mysterious storyline being spoiled from fans putting details together.
An X-Wing Under Attack Inside A Giant Ship
An X-Wing is shown under attack as it wobbles inside a giant ship like a "wounded bird." There wasn't much more info given, but there is a very specific type of ship in the Star Wars universe which we know has no problem holding another, smaller ship: the Death Star.
In The Force Awakens, the First Order built Starkiller Base, so could a similar structure return in the sequel? Given the complaints received over the first, it's highly unlikely but it does make us wonder about the state of the X-Wing: Where is it? Is it in enemy territory? Possibly in a Resistance base? Hopefully we'll get more clues for this scene in the near future.
The footage also gave us an impressive look at oceans, mountains, forests and deserts. Granted, settings like that are not new to the Star Wars franchise, but they are described as "exotic", which is nice, considering the film is set in outer-space.
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Those are all the details released from the footage. Overall, it wasn't very revealing, but it does open up various questions: What happens with Rey and Luke? What can we expect from General Leia? What's going on with the X-Wing? Now that the information is out there, hopefully this means our first #TheLastJedi trailer is on its way.
What did you think of the description of the footage? Could the teaser be released online? Let me know what you think in the comments!
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