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: