As we get closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi this December, the anticipation is as strong as the Force in Yoda's swamp. From the latest teaser to the production stills revealed at this years Star War's celebration, #TheLastJedi is looking like everything we want it to be.
As May 25 marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Vanity Fair was able to present to fans an on-set exclusive we've all been eager to see. While the clip is just short of two minutes, we were able to learn a lot with what little was shown.
4. We'll Learn More About The Characters
Ever since J.J. Abrams's #TheForceAwakens, fans have yet to figure out who Rey's parents are. Many people believe her to be the daughter or granddaughter of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker or even the offspring of Obi-Wan. Not only her, but we're also curious as to how Poe Dameron began fighting with the resistance.
Around the 22 second mark, actor Oscar Isaac (Poe) tells us that we "get to discover who these characters are." While that can be an interesting piece of info, we still need to keep in mind that this is an actor trying to sell a movie he's in. However, I do believe we'll get a better look at the characters introduced in TFA.
3. A Different Take On Star Wars
Mark Hamill was able to give a little more about the "tone" of the film. He explains that this movie is different, "in many ways" from the other #StarWars films. Many believe this film is going to have a darker tone, considering it's the second film in a new trilogy, as that is usually how trilogies work. The film doesn't have to be "dark," but I wouldn't be opposed to seeing something far different than we've ever seen either.
TFA has already been criticized for seemingly being too much like A New Hope. It seems that The Last Jedi might continue the chronology and be similar in many ways to Empire Strikes Back. However, if that does turn out to be the case, I wouldn't consider it a bad thing.
2. There Will (Possibly) Be More Scenes Of Leia Organa
While we didn't get any audio from Carrie Fisher, we were able to see quite a bit of her character in the clip. I would hope that she's in the film a lot more than TFA, but unfortunately we have to wait and see. There's also no doubt that her scenes may have been re-written following her death this past December. I did enjoy seeing Carrie in this clip and though it might not mean anything, we can still look forward to a possible confrontation between her and her son.
1. Rian Johnson's Storytelling
Towards the end of the clip, Mark mentioned that this film has many things that fans have been waiting to see. Following Mark's comments in the clip, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson said that he couldn't wait for people to get a glimpse of the stuff they're doing. If you tie these two comments together, (if it plays out right), we may be getting the best Star Wars film to date. Perhaps a 2 Vs. 2 Jedi and Sith match?
What are you excited to see in The Last Jedi? Let us know in the comments below!