A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi might be on the horizon as rumors have started to emerge that it has been sliced together, and there’s even been speculation regarding its running time and of some of the shots that will be included in the upcoming footage. The next trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is likely to premiere at the 2017 Disney Expo, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Centre next month between July 14 – 16.
An insider for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has opened up about the status of the next trailer for the blockbuster, insisting that the digital trailer has been edited and is now ready for public consumption. In fact, they then added that it’s about to be sent to all multiplexes and cinemas so it can be attached to future releases.
“The digital trailer reels are currently in development to be shipped and delivered to all theatres.”
The source didn’t stop there, though, as they revealed its exact running time, which is a full 47 second longer than the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi that was released back in the middle of April.
“The trailer reportedly caps out at two minutes and 48 seconds.”
The source then went on to describe some of the sequences that will be featured in the next bit of footage for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, insisting that one of the most striking images from the trailer will see Luke Skywalker posing on his “meditation rock,” and this will show off the character’s “mighty side” and will “look awe-inspiring.”
“One of the big money shots will be Luke Skywalker on his meditation rock. It would show the mighty side of Luke Skywalker. It’s going to look awe-inspiring.”
There were even more revelations from Star Wars expert Mike Zeroh, via the Express, who then went on to add some particular details about the trailer. Unlike the first trailer, which didn’t really give us a clear image of Luke Skywalker, the next clip won’t just feature Luke Skywalker’s voice, but will also show him speaking, too. The reports have also insisted that it will feature a hoard of squadrons of Resistance bombers taking part in a mid-air fight against a number of First Order TIE-fighters, as well as “some Resistance bombers exploding over the surface of an unknown planet.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the most eagerly anticipated movie of 2017, as it is the sequel to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which grossed $2.06 billion at the box office and is currently the third highest grossing film of all time. Since then Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit cinemas last Christmas, and while that didn’t fare quite as well as The Force Awakens, as it only grossed $1.056 billion at the box office, Lucasfilm and Disney were still very pleased with both the financial and critical response to the blockbuster, especially considering it was led by brand new characters.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be expected to at least match the box office haul for The Force Awakens. But it’ll be doing so without J.J. Abrams, who brought the franchise back to life with the sequel to 1983’s Return Of The Jedi. The Super 8 and Star Trek director has decided to pass the cinematic baton on to Rian Johnson, who has previously overseen the likes of Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper. Rian Johnson will still have the stellar acting talents of Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis, as well as the new cast members Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Train, at his disposal, though.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on December 15.
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