last jedi

After what seems like an agonizingly long wait (but was, in reality, just a few short months), we’ve been gifted a new trailer for this Winter’s sure-fire blockbuster ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’

Premiering during halftime of tonight’s Monday Night Football game (airing on ESPN, a Disney-owned channel), the trailer brings us a much-anticipated deeper look at the film.  Without any further ado, let’s jump in and take a peek:

Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force.

Narrated largely by Supreme Leader Snoke, the vibe of the trailer is a stark contrast to the previous teaser, narrated on the “other side” by Luke Skywalker.  There’s a serious emphasis on Kylo Ren and his relationship to Rey, as Luke seems to be clearly indicating that Ren was the “powerful force” that destroyed what Luke was working towards with his Jedi training school.

We’ve also been given a new poster for the movie, and here she is!

It’s a very “classic” look for the poster, featuring all the characters we’ve come to know and love (and hate).  Of special note is the inclusion of the “evil” robot BB-9E, and the noticeable absence of Supreme Leader Snoke.  The latter is obviously intentional, meaning that we will likely have to wait to get a good, direct, non-holographic look at the evil leader until the actual movie itself.

Directed by Rian Johnson, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billie Lourd, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong’o, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Jimmy Vee.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will be released in US theaters on December 15, 2017.