Darkness Rises And Light To Meet It On Gorgeous Star Wars: The Last Jedi Posters


Daisy Ridley’s Rey, the Jakku orphan who helped usher in a new generation of heroes through The Force Awakens, looks set to experience something of an existential crisis in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Caught between the First Order and the “vulnerable” Resistance, last we checked in on Ridley’s heroine she had made contact with Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master who has spent years in exile following the destruction of his Jedi Academy, presumably at the hands of Kylo Ren.

But when it comes to Rey, in particular, The Last Jedi‘s second full trailer hinted at a potential dark turn for Daisy Ridley’s fan-favorite. Either that, or the video editors at Lucasfilm are purposely keeping Star Wars fans on their toes with a bout of clever editing. Because let’s face it, there’s a good chance that final shot is either lifted out of context, or edited in such a way that it looks like Rey and Kylo Ren are talking to one another, when in reality they’re actually speaking to another character.

Regardless, we’ll find out for sure if Rey’s headed down a dark path in just a few more days, but until then, we’ve got some gorgeous new posters to feast our eyes on as we brace for the film’s debut this Friday. Ridley’s aforementioned heroine, Kylo, Luke, Leia, Finn and Poe are the individuals spotlighted here, and though there’s nothing on these one-sheets that will reveal any juicy plot details, they’re certainly well designed and should help tide fans over until the big day.

Speaking of which, with The Last Jedi now so close to being with us, Rian Johnson’s sequel recently premiered for critics last night and the first reactions are nothing short of extraordinary, with many calling it the best Star Wars film yet and a “beautiful” and “mind-blowing” experience. Furthermore, analysts are predicting a huge $200 million opening weekend in North America.

Such a debut would ensure Lucasfilm’s Star Wars pic holds the record for 2017’s highest bow on home turf, easily surpassing Beauty and the Beast ($174 million). Whether that’ll indeed be the case remains to be seen, of course, but what we can tell you with absolute certainty is that The Last Jedi has been penciled in for release on December 15th and this is merely the start of Johnson’s journey in that galaxy far, far away, as we know he’ll spearhead an entirely new trilogy sometime after the launch of Episode IX in 2019, and it’ll be teeming with new locations and original characters.