HERE WE GO: The New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Has Finally Arrived


The trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi dropped this morning so what the hell are you still doing reading this, scoot your butt down the post and watch.

[A quick word of warning: director Rian Johnson said that if you want absolutely zero spoilers, then don’t watch the trailer. A bit weird, imho, that the director would okay a spoiler or two in the trailer, so we can only assume that he means minor, titchy spoilers like, say, a couple of shots that will also appear in the movie. That is how trailers work. But Star Wars super fans are a unique bunch, so we understand if you just want to skip it all completely. Kinda.]

2015’s The Force Awakens ended with Rey (Daisy Ridley) coming face-to-face with the long-disappeared Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), on the solitary planet of Ahch-To.

It looks like things will kick off from there, as were kind of hinted in yesterday’s teaser trailer.

The first trailer, released in April, included the foreboding line from Luke: “I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

Johnson has warned that this will be a war film – and cleared up the enigmatic title. “Luke Skywalker, right now, is the last Jedi,” he told the New York Times in September (‘Jedi’ is both the singular and plural term). “There’s always wiggle room in these movies – everything is from a certain point of view – but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi. And he’s removed himself and is alone on this island, for reasons unknown.”

Well, alone apart from the porgs, that is. They’re a puffin-like creature introduced in this film native to the islands of Ahch-To. “It’s possible the Jedi has befriended a few of them,” said Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo. “They build nests. They can fly. Their babies are called porglets.” PORGLETS!

Image: Jake Lunt Davies / Star Wars.

The late and utterly wonderful Carrie Fisher will be appearing in The Last Jedi as Princess Leia, as all her scenes were filmed before her death late last year.


We also know that it will include a funeral for Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo, who was killed by his son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the last film. Still not over it, tbh.

The Last Jedi will be in cinemas from December 15, and we absolutely cannot wait.