Finally! The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived. Fans have been waiting a long time for this. With the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story having come and gone, fans of the franchise are now looking ahead to the future. The nearest thing in this galaxy far, far away is Star Wars: Episode VIII. With the release date closer than ever, Disney and Lucasfilm have finally done us all a favour, releasing this very first look at all the Star Wars 8 action.
It took Disney long enough to release this first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is something we all knew was coming. We just didn’t know when. Now’s here and it’s time to get VERY excited. Prior to this, we had very little to go on in terms of what to expect from the next instalment of the Star Wars saga, and everyone was getting a little antsy. Not only that, but outside of knowing what characters were going to be in it, almost nothing had been revealed about the movie in terms of story, plot or really anything, outside of some vague comparisons made by cast members in interviews. However, the hype train for this movie has officially left the station. We have a title. We have a poster. Now we have a teaser.
Disney purchased all of Lucasfilm back in 2012 for more than $4 billion, primarily so that they could make a tonne of new Star Wars movies over the next who knows how many years. In the four years since the studio made the purchase, we have still only seen two new movies. First, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now Star Wars: Rogue One, which was the first ever Star Wars movie to take place out of the main Skywalker saga. While that was welcomed by most fans, they are also eager to see what is going on with Rey, Finn, Kylo and probably most importantly, Luke, since he’s only had about a minute of screen time in roughly four years. That is definitely going to change in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
We still have about eight months to wait until Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres and we will surely be learning a lot more over the coming months, especially with Star Wars Celebration going on and D23 coming up soon.