Lucasfilm has finally dropped the long-awaited first trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII, also known as The Last Jedi. And millions of fans around the world are already dissecting every second.
The movie picks up exactly where The Force Awakens left off with a cliffhanger on the cliffs of the planet Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker had gone — and covered his tracks — in search of the first Jedi temple. But Rey disturbs that retirement by presenting Luke with his original lightsaber, the one lost on Bespin in The Empire Strikes Back.
As director Rian Johnson indicated at a panel here at Star Wars Celebration, where the trailer was revealed, the Last Jedi focuses on Luke and his journey just as much as The Force Awakens focused on his absence. And of course, your other favorite Force Awakens characters are back: Finn, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Hux and the mysterious Snoke.
The movie also features some of Carrie Fisher’s final performance as General Leia — which, according to her brother Todd’s suggestion, will be split between Episodes VIII and IX.
We cannot wait!