The first full trailer for Star Wars: the Last Jedi was finally released last night (October 9), and it hasn’t disappointed.
But before we reveal how fans responded on social media, check out the trailer for yourself:
Excited much? We don’t know about you, but we were pretty much in a state of extreme ecstasy as soon as the duh-duh-duhhh-duh-der-derrs started.
But how have fans reacted to this latest peek at the next part of their beloved space saga? The Last Jedi will be the eighth installment since the story began way back in 1977, which means it’ll have to start tying up storylines before the final outing is released in 2019.
Well, some have been quick to pick up on the movie’s apparently darker tone, thanks to Looper director Rian Johnson. The last film, 2015’s The Force Awakens, was a much more Spielbergian affair, with J.J. Abrams bringing warmth and playfulness to the remote desert planet of Jakku.
This one, on the other hand, looks like it may have more in common with last year’s gritty prequel Rogue One:
New Star Wars trailer. I got cold chills and watery eyes. This is going to be intense. #TheLastJediTrailer
— Anthony Vincent (@TenSecondSongs) October 10, 2017
And then there’s the small matter of just who exactly the title refers to. Is Rey the last Jedi? Or could it be Finn (John Boyega)? He pops up in the trailer, but only briefly, while Rey appears to be tempted by the dark side when Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) offers her his hand.
Me when Kylo ren put his hand out for Rey pic.twitter.com/vc8TF0IH7V
— Jairo C. Vega (@jairoswank) October 10, 2017
— Lauren (@laurensyildiz) October 10, 2017
While others are a bit confused over which epic tale of good vs. evil they’re watching:
Rey Star Wars – Ravenclaw
I know I put her in Gryffindor as first but I think she fixs in Ravenclaw better pic.twitter.com/nuiA9Dx6cS
— Josefine. (@Saeetree) October 10, 2017
In fact, some people are upset that it gives away too much, and by “some people,” we mean director Rian Johnson, who tweeted on Sunday (October 8): “If you want to come in clean, absolutely avoid it.”
Wrapping things up in the penultimate film of nine also means the return of some of the original characters, from a grizzled-looking Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who was largely absent from the previous film in the series, The Force Awakens, to Chewbacca, who appears to have a new friend.
Woke up and my Twitter feed is filled with this thing from Star Wars.
Best. Morning. Ever. pic.twitter.com/MduhqxiN6r
— Carla Valentine (@ChickAndTheDead) October 10, 2017
— Steph MacDonnell (@stephmacdonnell) October 10, 2017
The cute little critter is called a “port,” and is already being likened to the ewoks in Return of the Jedi, or a certain clumsy, well-meaning Gungan leader from The Phantom Menace:
Star Wars fans hating on the porgs now should remember that everyone hated on Jar Jar too and now everyone…….okay bad example pic.twitter.com/FXe1POYqBD
— Paul Mackie (@paulmac708) October 10, 2017
It’s officially Star Wars season. pic.twitter.com/63G6UOUuoZ
— Scott Scarborough (@ScottScarbro) October 10, 2017
And then there’s General Leia, played by the late and irreplaceable Carrie Fisher. Carrie completed her scenes for The Last Jedi before her untimely death last December, but where her character will end up and how she’ll feature in the final episode is anyone’s guess.
Whatever the outcome, her inclusion in the footage caused many to express their sadness:
— Emily (@ejweeks) October 10, 2017
Then Carrie’s dog Gary Fisher broke hearts everywhere when he was photographed watching his mom in the trailer:
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