The new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer just debuted and has already racked up over eight million views. This was after director Rian Johnson warned fans to possibly avoid it for being too spoiler-y.
I a legitimately torn. If you want to come in clean, absolutely avoid it.
But it’s gooooood….. https://t.co/Y29K5yz8i4
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) October 8, 2017
As with past ‘Star Wars’ projects, the magazine ‘Vanity Fair’ was given early and exclusive access to the making of ‘The Last Jedi’ and posted a link to their article. But as is clear in the article, neither Johnson nor Kathleen Kennedy were willing to completely spoil the film. (Why would they?)
When asked what the title refers to, Kennedy bluntly replied:
“Why in the world do you think I would tell you that?”
But after ‘Vanity Fair’ posted a link to their exchange, Johnson seemingly went ahead and spoiled things!
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) October 10, 2017
Yep, apparently ‘The Last Jedi’ is Luke Skywalker. Mystery solved!
Of course, now the thought on everyone’s mind is that clearly the last Jedi is NOT Luke at all. Unless it is. Maybe Luke is the last Jedi, meaning that Rey is something else– the start of something new in the ‘Star Wars’-verse. Then there’s Kylo Ren. Does he factor into this equation?
It’s interesting that the trailer for ‘The Last Jedi’ at least seems to be so spoiler-y when the ‘Rogue One’ trailer gave almost nothing away and actually contained a large amount of footage that didn’t even appear in the movie. As with all things ‘Star Wars’, it seems that fans are happy to remain in the dark, until they get to see the film for themselves. Keep in mind that trailers are heavily edited, so just because certain plot details appear to be given away, things could play out much differently in the final film.
‘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. It appears in US theaters on December 15, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter