Star Wars 8 gets its first official trailer

·UK Movies Writer

It’s here – the first ‘Star Wars 8’ trailer is online, and it’s everything we wanted.

Unveiled at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, the new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer appeared online shortly afterwards, and it gives us our first glimpse at the eighth film in the main saga. Featuring Rey, Finn and the enigmatic Luke Skywalker, the new trailer tells us one thing:

‘Star Wars’ will never be the same again.

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The rather epic trailer picks up where ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ left off – Rey has tracked down Luke Skywalker to his hidden, island refuge… and it looks as though she’s going to get some training thanks to the forgotten Jedi master.

Surely Luke hasn't gone to the Dark Side? - Credit: Lucasfilm
Surely Luke hasn’t gone to the Dark Side? – Credit: Lucasfilm

But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

“Reach out,” says Skywalker. “What do you see?”

“Light,” replies Rey. “Darkness… the balance.”

It certainly looks as though bringing balance to the Force is going to be a big part of the sequel trilogy… but what exactly does that mean? Do the Jedi win? Are the Sith eradicated? Or should there be a far more balanced solution?

Skywalker hints that it’s more complicated than it seems.

Rey arrives on Skywalker island - Credit: Lucasfilm
Rey arrives on Skywalker island – Credit: Lucasfilm

But soon enough, we’re diving right into the action with some epic space fights, a hangar explosion which nearly gets Poe Dameron, and another cool glimpse of the Millennium Falcon in action.

Excellent stuff… but then comes the kicker.

“I only know one truth,” Skywalker tells Rey. “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

Luke and R2-D2 appear together in The last Jedi - Credit: Lucasfilm
Luke and R2-D2 appear together in The last Jedi – Credit: Lucasfilm

WHAT? Time for the Jedi to end? Does that mean Luke wants to bring an end to the Jedi order, instead advocating a more balanced approach to the Force? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But that’s one hell of a line to end on.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.

Rian Johnson both wrote and directed the movie.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ heads to cinemas on 15 December 2017.

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