The latest trailer-and poster-for The Last Jedi just debuted. Here’s some thoughts and speculation.
Ren smashing his helmet into the Imperial-style lights what appears to be a First Order elevator….explaining this shot….and why the helmet is smoldering.
Speaking of Kylo-who gets a lot of focus in this trailer-we also get this shot of him looking out at what appears to be a First Order hanger.
Vader looking out a window at something was of course used quite a few times in the trilogy and ROTS…
And the prequels even had a few nods to it:
Although this is far from Kylo’s first rodeo with this thing.
The new model walkers, the MT-A6. Curiously you can see what appears to be smaller walkers-which resemble more closely the AT-ATs (Although with some small changes in the middle and the head it seems). As well as Kylo’s shuttle floating above. One of the big worries about the film is that it might mirror EMPIRE in a similar fashion that TFA does with ANH. This is pretty much the biggest evidence that it might.
Rey doing some Jedi moves.
Luke looking amazed as Rey seems to be cracking the rocks under her….
….and her raw power scares him, something that didn’t happen before…. (and what’s that emblem on the floor?)
….when presumably his own Jedi training facility was destroyed. Also, we kind of know what happened to the flesh on his robot hand now.
Resistance capital ships, which resemble the Rebellion’s old ships-The Mon Calamari cruiser, an escort frigate and possibly a transport-the ship dying on the left there.
Ren’s personal fighter, the TIE silencer. Seems to spin a bit, a “neat trick” he seems to inherited from both his grandfather and his father.
Kylo about to fire on Leia’s ship, but hesitates. Also wearing what appears to be the Star Wars version of a band aid.
Leia appears to be using the force to attempt to reach out to her son.
Leia’s expression here definitely reminds me of when we first see her using the force in ESB (although a bit more focused). Looks like telepathy is the main force trait she seems to have. Due to Carrie’s death I don’t think we’ll see Leia with a lightsaber and levitating stuff though.
Finn’s X-wing now seems to be equipped with a speed booster. Hopefully he’ll get more to do this time.
Finn fighting with Phasma using a riot weapon similar to the “Traitor!” Stormtrooper that used it against him in ESB. Phasma has some sort of spear, and it’s nice to know she’s getting her own action scene.
More of the space battles from the other trailer, although here we get a clearer look at the new First Order “Star dreadnought”.
Luke angirly telling Rey (“This isn’t going to happen the way you want it to!)
Some weird kind of crystalline wolf beings heading toward some kind of hanger on Crait, which seems to be one of the key locations of the film-it’s sand seems to kick up some red dust, which seems to have informed the look of the poster. Presumabely, some comic will reveal that it’s an old rebel base or something like that.
Leia looking a bit worried-perhaps about some upcoming battle?
Falcon evading some TIES, possibly on Crait judging by the crystalline/red stuff the planet seems to have.
Finn presumabely on his First Order infiltration mission. There doesn’t appear to be any sign of Rose, or his other mission on the “Casino planet” of Casio Bight in this trailer.
The first Order assembly, similar to their last assembly in TFA but also highly remiscent of the ROTJ scene of the Empire gathering for Palpatine’s arrival. Also, looks like the first Order’s version of the AT-ST in a few places, prominently on the right.
Snoke, in the flesh this time, lifting and using the force on Rey. Looks pretty painful for Rey.
And the trailer’s currently most talked about scene. Rey wondering what her part to play in all this is….and Kylo holding out his hand.
A light side redemption for Kylo, perhaps brought about by his hesitation to kill Leia? Or is it the other way around….a dark side fall for Rey? Or two shots just edited to give that impression somehow?
We’ll see, I suppose.
Curiously, the new poster seems to be somewhat similar to “Return of the Jedi”-with Luke in Vader’s spot, Rey and Ren sort of being similar to Luke and Han (Although Rey’s lightsaber is angled downward) Leia in pretty much the same spot (although more covered up!) and fighters on the ground on Crait instead of fighters in space. The poster also seems to put the good guys on the left (Rey, Chewie, Finn BB8, R2, 3PO and the bad ones on the right…(Ren, Hux, Snoke’s guards, the first order BB unit, and Phasma,with curiously, Poe on the right. Could another hero be heading down a dark path?