Disney has finally released exactly what everyone has been waiting for as the trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi dropped on Friday afternoon. It was released during an iconic panel at the Star Wars Celebration, which was hosted by Josh Gad and included the likes of Mark Hamill, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley. After all this time, fans were finally able to see more of Luke Skywalker and know that the end of the Jedi may be near.
Before the trailer was released, the panel kept teasing that it was coming, but they persisted at leaving the fans in the lurch as long as possible. Finally, Josh Gad said that director Rian Johnson had something to show all of the fans, and the ballroom went insane.
Little did they know that Johnson was merely presenting the poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and not the trailer. Their disappointment quickly disappeared, though, as the new poster was shown on the big screen, and it is incredibly beautiful.
As reported by Coming Soon, the poster shows a mixture of light and darkness with Daisy Ridley’s character of Rey standing between the two. Very little is known about the plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it will continue the story which was introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Daisy Ridley does indeed return as Rey while there are many other cast members coming back to reprise their roles as well. John Boyega is back as Finn, and Oscar Isaac is back as Cameron Poe. The late Carrie Fisher is back as Leia as she had her scenes filmed before her sad passing at the end of last year.
Adam Driver is back at the villainous Kylo Ren, but he will have a very strong adversary in The Last Jedi, and that person is a friend of his parents, Leia and Han Solo. That is where Mark Hamill comes in as Luke Skywalker becomes a much bigger part of the story.
Let it be known that there are spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you have not yet seen the film, you’ll want to stop reading now.