“Darkness rises and light to meet it,” Snoke ominously declares. A new TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here and instantly jumped to the top of YouTube’s trending page. In it, we get a few new scenes.
Luke in the Millennium Falcon brings back memories of when he first boarded the legendary ship in The New Hope. It’s an awesome moment. How will Luke respond to his friend’s death?
We also see Snoke talking with General Hux and maybe someone else? Hux looks back towards the camera during this scene. Who is approaching? Kylo? Rey? Also, I’m digging the throwback to the Emperor’s Guard surrounding Snoke. I hope The Last Jedi finally lifts the veil on the Supreme Leader. Who is here? Where did he come from?
And one more look at Luke in that rainy scene declaring, “this is not going to go the way you think.” Then boom, Rey igniting her lightsaber in seemingly the same scene.
Get the hell out of here Disney. Your deceptive editing isn’t fooling me. They keep hammering us with Rey appearing to go against Luke and join Kylo. Yeah, not happening. But I’ll give the trailer editors props. It definitely gets us all shouting ‘What!’ after the first viewing.
Here’s how I think the scene shakes out. Kylo and the First Order find Rey and Luke. Kylo’s there to capture Luke, but Rey jumps in and saves Luke while getting herself captured. Luke, Chewie, and that Star Wars penguin go to the planet Finn is on to get the Resistance’s help to save Rey.
However it shakes out, one thing is for sure – The Last Jedi looks incredible. I love all the splashes of red on the new planet, Crait. I just want more space battles, and I want Luke to go off with his force powers one time before Disney inevitably kills him off.
The future of Star Wars
We’re about to be three films in on the revived Star Wars franchise, and Disney isn’t about to slow down. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy sat down for a chat with the Star Wars show yesterday and said the studio is currently “looking at the next ten years” of Star Wars films and spinoffs. Can we get a Rogue Squadron spinoff, please?
Kennedy specifically mentions Rey, Finn, Poe, and BB-8 in the brief interview. Take from that what you want.
I hope we see Disney take a few risks. Put a greater emphasis on the alien side of Star Wars in a movie or two. What do you want to see from the next ten years of Star Wars?