Rian Johnson debuts teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'

Apr 17, 2017, 05:11

At the beginning of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we hear Luke Skywalker saying: "Breathe ... just breathe..." Johnson said that Luke Skywalker and Rey are the people cut from that very same cloth.

The footage from the eighth installment in the blockbuster space opera, due for release on December 15, was shown at the "Star Wars Celebration" gathering in Orlando marking the 40th anniversary of the original movie.

We see Rey gasping for breath in the beginning of the trailer (a neat hark back to the teaser for The Force Awakens, which had Finn doing the same thing).

Kennedy, on the other hand, admitted she has no idea why Todd said these statements. The trailer also has a shot of Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, of the Resistance being attacked by the First Order and of the Millenium Falcon flying.

"The Last Jedi" is due in theaters December 15. But her moment of recognition came with 2013 web series Ladies Like Us, reports Entertainment Weekly. It will be hard to imagine a world in which we are disappointed with Luke, but that doesn't mean the main character in the movie will be equally thrilled with him.

The trailer does a commendable job of not revealing too much, but still keeping us on the edge of our seats.

"Sadly, Carrie will not be in Nine". You can also find photos of the panel (Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios), including a new photo of Luke Skywalker in the sequel, below. "What Rian wrote and the performance she ends up giving is an unbelievable tribute to her talent", the Lucasfilm president added.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is set to hit United States theatres on December 15.

Speaking at a special event in Orlando, Florida, created to celebrate 40 years of the epic franchise, Mark said: "Determined and tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her and want her to succeed in being happy".

Directed by Rian Johnson ("Looper", "Brick"), "The Last Jedi" was filmed on the west coast of Ireland and at Pinewood Studios near London.

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy confirmed Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars Episode 9.

Fans of the Star Wars franchise have had countless questions heading into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which has a lot to do with what was brought to the table in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.