The Trailers and Teasers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been nothing if not intriguing. I would venture to say that along with being some of the most beautifully filmed images we’ve seen from a star wars film in some time, it’s also shaping up as some of the most emotive.
So what can we gleam from the latest “awake” 45 sec teaser?
Luke gets off Ahch-To and onto the Falcon.
Ive said it before and I’ll say it again, the best thing about this trailer is seeing Luke back on the falcon. Seeing Luke immediately on the Falcon made me gasp just a little bit. For me, it mirrored the lead up to The Force Awakens when we saw Han and Chewie “we’re home” reveal.
What makes this even more interesting is that it’s Luke’s first time back on the Falcon since ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, after freshly losing his lightsaber and his Hand. How must he be feeling after Rey has literally just returned that saber to him 30 odd years later?
Where does Snoke fit into all this?
Snoke is heard to say. “Darkness rises, and light to meet it” This implies that Snoke has an understanding of the balance of the force, but to what extent? Was he a disciple of the church of the force? Is he merely stating that in order for darkness to rise the light must be extinguished? Or does it suggest Snoke is a little grey? Personally, I can’t see Snoke being anything but on the dark end of the scale “bitter and Twisted” From what we saw in The Force Awakens, his encouragement to Kylo was only that he should embrace the dark and to destroy.
I would also just raise the question about how force sensitive Snoke actually is. It appears he’s using the force to torture Rey in the Final Trailer, however, this could just as easily be Kylo off camera.
Luke and Rey are locked in conflict
Again this could be misdirection, but we see what appears to be Luke and Rey in a conflict situation. Luke is heard to say, “This is not going to go the way you think”, as he lays on the ground, with Rey standing over him lightsabre in ready position. Is this real conflict? Is it a force vision, similar to Luke’s at the Cave, or is it Luke’s attempt to stop Rey leaving leave Ahch-To untrained and unprepared.
The Battle of Crait will be a major set piece
Wherever it comes in The Last Jedi the conflict between First Order and Resistance forces on and over the remote mineral planet Crait looks set to be a spectacular one. At one point, the Millennium Falcon is seen shooting out from the ground, familiar red dust trailing behind it, after a trip through the planet’s crystal core, which was previously seen in last month’s trailer. Perhaps we can assume that Rey and Chewie play some part in the fight. The presence of “gorilla” AT-ATs, TIE fighters and a fleet of new desert-skimming Resistance ships (seen in April’s teaser trailer) suggests this could be one of the biggest Star Wars ground and space battles since the Battle of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back.
Written: JW Editor