Second trailer released for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Fans of the “Star Wars” franchise waited six months for a second glimpse of “The Last Jedi” and Monday’s second trailer did not disappoint.
Within 10 seconds, we were geeking out. It appears the famed AT-AT walkers will yet again be making an appearance, but they may have some upgrades.
We also got a good glimpse of the relationship between Rey — the female lead with a mysterious past — and Luke Skywalker, the last surviving Jedi.
It appears that Skywalker trains her for a time but changes his mind because of how powerful she is.
“I’ve seen this raw strength only once before,” he said. “It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.”
It also appears that Kylo Ren — aka Ben Solo — will once again play a pivotal role in the film and (SPOILER ALERT) may be involved in the death of another legendary character.
It also looks like he may attempt to lure Rey to the Dark Side.
We also got the standard teasers of the Millennium Falcon in flight, a Chewbacca roar and some lightsaber battles.
At one point, Skywalker says, “This is not going to go the way you think.” If that’s an intimation to a big plot twist, Sign. Us. Up.
The film will serve as the sequel to “The Force Awakens,” the movie that took the box office by storm in December 2015 and launched the “Star Wars” craze anew.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said the latest “Star Wars” film was not altered following the death of Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, one of the franchise’s most iconic characters.
Disney — which owns the franchise — is planning to release a new movie each year for the foreseeable future.
The films will alternate between the traditional franchise (think the original “New Hope” or the later “Revenge of the Sith”) and will be somehow related to the Skywalkers.
On the off years, Disney will release standalone movies related to the “Star Wars” universe, such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” or the upcoming as-of-yet-unnamed Han Solo film set for release in 2018.
“The Last Jedi” is scheduled to be released Dec 15.