Warning: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
December is getting closer and closer, and as any fan knows, that means a new Star Wars film will soon be debuting in theaters, as mid-December has become the premiere date for new sequels, prequels, and offshoots. This time around, everyone is impatiently waiting for the premiere of The Last Jedi, a film as shrouded in secrecy as the Sith Order. Yet, there has been some teasers officially released about the upcoming film, which is to be a sequel to the 2015 J.J. Abrams film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While fans are anxious for anything related to the new Star Wars films, rare leaks from The Last Jedi set are the best indications of what to expect.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leaks A Surprise Visit For Kylo Ren
According to Sunday Express, there has been a new leak from the set of The Last Jedi and this may be the most startling leak yet, revealing a major plot twist. The new leaks concern something that has been on everyone’s mind, since Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. The end of that film introduced the concept of force ghosts, a facet of the franchise revisited in George Lucas’ prequels, when Yoda mentions training Obi Wan (Ewan McGregor) in this skill, during his self-imposed exile.
Now, leaks from the new film suggest that there will be more on the force ghost phenomena, including a surprise, though not altogether unexpected, visit from a certain Jedi.
Before going forward, it should be noted that the source has been described as a former (fired) employee of Lucasfilm and may or may not be reliable.
The source begins by revealing a startling truth.
“Force ghosts can be destroyed.”
How does he know this? Because Anakin Skywalker visits Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), formerly known as Ben Solo, and is subsequently killed by Driver’s character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The source also dismissed rumors about seeing other Jedi Knight ghosts in The Last Jedi.
“Anakin and Yoda are the only ghosts and Anakin’s force ghost is killed by Ben. Might be permanent.”
In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren idolized his grandfather, holding onto the Darth Vader helmet as the only link to his mentor, leaving Star Wars fans wondering why Ren would then turn around and kill Anakin Skywalker’s ghost. Kylo might view Anakin as his nemesis, having killed Darth Vader off in a sense, much in the same way that Obi Wan Kenobi once told Luke Skywalker that Darth Vader had killed his own father.
Is A New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer On The Way?
Additionally, LRM reports there are rumors of new trailer on the way for The Last Jedi with YouTube host Mike Zeroh dishing on what he knows of the coming teaser. The YouTuber has previously shared other spoilers from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, teasing that first trailer. While Zeroh accurately divulged the date that trailer would be released, he did get Mark Hamill’s narrated lines wrong, so Star Wars fans will have to decide for themselves whether or not to take his new leaks to heart.
He says the Star Wars trailer will begin with a walk-through of the city of Canto Bight, described as a gambling center, which was filmed on location in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Again, the second Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer will feature voice-over work, but, in this case, it’s suggested that Hamill won’t be the only narrator.
Zeroh says Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver will be adding their voices to the narration, though he doesn’t share what is said.
The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is also said to give fans a better look at Captain Phasma’s return, focusing on her league of stormtroopers and Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian guards. Snoke’s guards are said to resemble those of Emperor Palpatine from Return of the Jedi, though with more armor and less fabric.
There is also a scene which may be a flashback to the incident that drove Luke Skywalker into hiding. The shot shows Luke falling to his knees, as Captain Phasma takes a victory stroll through the burning wreckage of a Jedi temple.
The trailer is expected to be released sometime this summer.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15.
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