“I need someone to show me my place in all of this.”
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 blistering 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 in The Last Jedi‘s final cut.
Regardless, we’ll find out for sure if Rey’s headed down a dark path on December 15th, but until then, Lucasfilm has delivered two brand new motion posters which tease the connection between the characters. Admittedly, they’re not much, but if nothing else, they act as another exciting reminder that both Kylo and Rey will undergo some significant changes in The Last Jedi – for better or for worse.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi zooms into theaters on December 15th. Word is that Johnson and Co. have rustled up a cliffhanger ending, too – not unlike Empire – which ought to leave Star Wars fans on edge right up until the launch of the aforementioned Episode IX in 2019.
The latter has been subjected to some fairly drastic changes of late, after J.J. Abrams (and screenwriter Chris Terrio!) was drafted in to fill the director’s chair left vacant by Colin Trevorrow. A new, December 2019 release date has also been confirmed, which tees up a potentially huge box office clash with the so-far unnamed Wonder Woman sequel. And yes, Patty Jenkins will take point at the helm for Diana’s second solo movie following that record-setting deal.