The last trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi created much excitement for fans, and so many questions too. Who was Supreme Leader Snoke really referring to when he said, "When I found you...," and Is Kylo about to gun down his mother General Organa? Even a 2-sided IMAX theater standee caused much discussion, thanks to the fact that a head shot of Luke Skywalker looms large on both sides, depicting light and dark, giving rise to the speculation that Luke could turn to the Dark Side in The Last Jedi.
With the release of a new poster and a trailer for the Japanese market this week, fans may have more details to chew on and decipher. Let's start with the new, exclusively Japanese Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster, which will no doubt create much discussion among fans.
Unlike the other Star Wars: The Last Jedi posters we have seen thus far, which has either #LukeSkywalker or #KyloRen looming large at the top, the newest Japanese poster has Rey taking the "coveted" top spot instead, a space which is often reserved for the villain in every #StarWars film such as Darth Vader or Darth Maul.
Could this mean that #Rey could be the one who will turn to the Dark side and not Luke? The fact that Rey's face is lit up by both blue and red lightsaber glows shows that she's probably very much conflicted between the Light and Dark sides. It could also confirm some speculation over the trailer's final scene, in which Kylo is seen offering a hand of support to Rey, which have some fans believing that Han Solo's son may be leading the Jedi-in-training to the Dark side and thus Luke Skywalker is indeed the last Jedi after all.
Could the Japanese distributors be revealing a big spoiler, or could it be a move by #Lucasfilm to throw the scent off fans who are already geared up to accept Luke Skywalker turning to the Dark Side considering his face (hooded or otherwise) has been hogging the top spot in most of the Last Jedi posters thus far?
Meanwhile, Japan also has a new trailer. The biggest difference is that it does not start off with Snoke's dialogue as in the American trailer. Instead, Rey asks Luke for help, revealing how much he fears "this raw strength" of hers. Kylo still gets a look-in but there are less shots of Leia compared to the US version.
Take a look at The Last Jedi Japanese trailer below:
Without Snoke's dialogue at the start, it does make his later quote of "fulfill your destiny" appear to be specifically directed to Rey. Could she be coerced into giving in to the Dark side because, despite her "raw strength", Snoke is way too powerful? Remember, he was powerful enough to lure Kylo Ren away from Luke.
Maybe fans may need to prepare for an ending akin to The Empire Strikes Back in which the Father of all Sith Lords came up on top by the end of the film, leaving the good guys in disarray. If it's a fact that a Star Wars villain always take the top spot in the movie poster, then it could be quite possible that not only Luke might turn to the Dark Side, but Rey as well.
So much for bringing balance to the Force!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters on December 15.