A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived. Disney aired the latest look at Rian Johnson’s upcoming film during Monday Night Football’s halftime show. Tickets for the film are now on sale.
We got our first (brief) look at the film in April at Star Wars Celebration, along with a behind-the-scenes reel at Disney’s D23 Expo in July, which offered a glimpse into the production of the movie itself. Due to the discipline Disney has been demonstrating when it comes to plot reveals and character secrets, the expectation has been that the new trailer wouldn’t give anything big away; what we saw on ESPN was just that. It didn’t give much away, other than an ominous sequence that foreshadowing the death of Leia Organa, played by late Carrie Fischer.
Ahead of the trailer’s release this evening, Lucasfilm unveiled the theatrical poster for The Last Jedi, which looks great. The Last Jedi is the eighth installment in the main Star Wars saga series, set just after 2015’s The Force Awakens. That film successfully rebooted fan interest in the franchise, even while leaving its characters in a bit of a precarious position. At the end of Awakens, Daisy Ridley’s Rey finally meets up with Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, but as the previous trailer has hinted, Luke may not be the savior she was expecting.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15th. Buy Disney stock ahead of the release.