‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Trailer Rumor: A More Powerful Luke To Be Shown, But There’s One Thing Not To Expect

New details about the highly-anticipated full trailer for Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi have emerged, teasing what Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) will be like in the film.

Ardent Star Wars watcher and YouTuber Mike Zeroh revealed that the trailer is being prepared for showing in the cinemas with upcoming films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Dunkirk.

According to him, one of the money shots to expect in the Star Wars: Episode 8 trailer will see Luke standing on his meditation rock as it levitates. Zeroh provided a video of it when the very scene was being filmed.

This revelation teases how powerful Luke has become ever since Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi. To no one’s surprise, the Jedi knight has become even more formidable and is likely using the Force to make the massive heavy boulder float.

Luke has clearly learned the greater ways of the Force since ending the war against Darth Vader and saving the galaxy far, far away for the first time in the original Star Wars trilogy.

As revealed in Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens film, Luke was training a new generation of Jedi until one of them believed to be Ben Solo (Adam Driver) turned to the dark side and destroyed the academy.

Either way, the fact that he has a better understanding of the Force makes him a bit more like Yoda. Fans will remember in Star Wars: Episode 5 – Empire Strikes Back how a younger Luke sought him out in Dagobah, where the Green Jedi lived as a hermit.

A screenshot from 'Star Wars: Episode 5'
Yoda as seen in 'Star Wars: Episode 5 - Empire Strikes Back' [Image by Disney and Lucasfilm]

Yoda showed incredible power and grasp of the Force and Luke is expected to be on that level, if not better in Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi. Making this more exciting is the possibility that fans will see a bit of it in the full trailer too.

Ultimately, the upcoming trailer is expected to show more of Luke as the teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 8 released at the Star Wars Celebration predominantly featured the iconic character’s voice only.

Zeroh says that in the full trailer, fans will be treated to a better glimpse of what Luke is like now and will actually see and hear him speak. He also said in the past that fans would get to see his new look as well as his new gear including an orange backpack, a belt and an intricately designed compass, which is expected to be of great importance in Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi.

Luke was only featured at the end of Star Wars: Episode 7 sans dialog and he was not much of a presence in the teaser trailer too, so fans will definitely love what Disney and Lucasfilm has prepared for the full trailer.

Zeroh revealed in another video that the Star Wars: Episode 8 trailer would also show Rey (Daisy Ridley) in a dark place presumably a cave surrounded by orbs of light, which is believed to be the same scene shown at a Disney investor conference early this year.

A screenshot from the 'Star Wars: Episode 8' teaser trailer
Poe Dameron with BB-8 in the 'Star Wars: Episode 8' teaser trailer [Image by Disney and Lucasfilm]

Another scene to expect in The Last Jedi trailer is that of Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), who will utter a couple of lines. Fans should also get a better look at the new planet Canto Bight and the Millennium Falcon in the preview, the latter of which was shot in IMAX.

One of the things that fans should not expect in the Star Wars: Episode 8 trailer is a lightsaber duel. While Rey and Kylo Ren will be both seen wielding them, an actual battle involving the weapons is apparently being saved for the final trailer of the film.

As to when the Star Wars: Episode 8 trailer will actually be released, Zeroh says it should drop around summer, likely July. The trailer that will be shown online will apparently be different from what will be shown in theaters.

Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi hits the cinemas December 15.

[Featured Image by Disney and Lucasfilm]