“It’s time for the Jedi to come to an end.”
Now that Star Wars Celebration is over, let’s talk about that Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer.
For those who haven’t seen the trailer yet, go stand at the corner.
KIDDING! Check it out above.
First thing first, the trailer shows off director Rian Johnson’s signature. The trampling floating rock definitely reminds me of scenes from Johnson’s previous film Looper. Anyway, the trailer finally allows us to hear Luke Skywalker talks for the first time in the new trilogy. We’re still unsure of Rey and Luke’s relationship, but it’s clear that Rey will be Luke’s Padawan, or whatever school of Force he is part of now. I mean, we all heard the last thing he says in the trailer right? We will go over it later.
There’s only one shot of Finn in the new trailer, and it seems like he will be out of commission. Since there will hardly be a gap between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, it’s unknown how long Finn will be out. Hopefully not to long though. It seems like the final member of the trio is not having a great time either. The trailer shows poor Poe Dameron losing another X-Wing. I mean, two X-Wings in two films? What are the odds.
The trailer shows off some changes to Kylo Ren too. Other than the obvious scar he received from the previous film, the trailer also shows a shot of Kylo Ren’s helmet smashed and smoldered. What does it mean though? Is it a redemption? Or his final fate? It probably just another tantrum anyway.
There’s a tree library in the trailer and it could be a connection to a major character in Star Wars: Rebels. The bookcase in the trailer looks similar to the Force neutral entity Bendu and his planet of Atollon. Mentioning bookcase, what’s the book with the old Jedi logo? It doesn’t seem like the Obi-Wan journal seen in recent Star Wars comics. Can it be a copy of the Jedi Code? Or it has some sort of connection to Rey’s training.
Let’s talk about General Leia Organa Solo real qucik. Her brief glimpse in the trailer also has the classic line “You’re my only hope” echoes through it. Is it a recycle of an old line, or is she actually asking for help? Can it be she’s asking her twin brother for help? Mentioning the twin brother, it appears that the film will use flashbacks to show why Luke abandoned the Jedi Temple. Just like in The Force Awakens, we’ve seen Luke and R2 outside the burning temple with Captain Phasma leading a troop out of the doorway. Star Wars doesn’t usually do flashbacks, so it’s definitely a new and exciting plot device. Also, does the burning of Jedi Temple has anything to do with Kylo Ren turning to the dark side?
Last but not least, let’s talk about what it means when Luke says “It’s time for the Jedi to come to an end.” Does it mean Luke is turning towards dark side? I highly doubt it, otherwise why would he assist Rey at all. I think what Luke mean here is that Jedi has to end for something greater! Perhaps there is a way to tap into the Force without being a Jedi, or a way to cross between Jedi and Sith altogether to become something stronger? Maybe Luke knows a way to properly balance the Force that incorporates both light and dark side.
You seen the Last Jedi’s poster?
There’s got to be a reason Rey’s Lightsaber changes color as it expands.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters December 15th.