A spark that’ll light the fire.
A month ago I had a conversation with Matt about how worried I was that we hadn’t, by that time, had a full trailer for The Last Jedi. Two years ago, we were swimming deep in The Force Awakens promos by that point, and the lack of a trailer for Episode VIII – together with all the director upheavals in Disney/Lucasfilm – was sounding off alarm bells.
Turned out I needn’t have worried. Here is the full trailer for The Last Jedi, and it is looking fantastic:
Beyond the colour palette, the drama, the sense of foreboding, every shot just looks so good. And there’s some real surprises buried in here, including Luke Skywalker looking skittish and scared. I love the new cast, with each rewatch of The Force Awakens gives me something new, so to say I have high hopes for The Last Jedi would be something of an understatement.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi opens December 15th this year, the night of which I’ll mostly be making this face: