International Trailer For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Heralds New Footage Of Rey In Training


Cast your mind back to April of 2017, when Lucasfilm was busy celebrating 40 years of Star Wars, and you’ll no doubt remember the seismic jolt of excitement that swept across the Internet.

For it was here, under the bright lights of Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, where the Powers That Be officially lifted the curtain on The Last Jedi. But in keeping with the franchise’s knack for secrecy, soon after the Star Wars community caught a glimpse of those crimson posters and inaugural teaser, Rian Johnson’s sci-fi sequel was placed back under lockdown, where it remained all summer long.

That radio silence finally came to an end earlier this month, when Lucasfilm debuted the first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It gave us a lot to unpack, too – from Kylo Ren’s murky moral compass to the brooding Luke Skywalker, the sequel’s most recent preview arguably delivered more questions than answers. And though it’s admittedly light on story details, today brings forth the official international trailer for The Last Jedi, which sneaks in a sliver of new footage.

Perhaps the best way to describe this newly-released snippet is that it combines the best elements from The Last Jedi‘s trailer with the inaugural teaser that brought the Internet to its knees back in April – no longer does the preview open with Snoke’s booming voice, for instance.

We do get another look at Rey training on Ahch-To though, with Daisy Ridley’s protagonist uttering the line, “I need help,” presumably to an offscreen Luke Skywalker. What’s interesting here is the fact that that same piece of dialogue matches up with last week’s report, in which Making Star Wars allegedly identified lines from The Last Jedi script based on the sequel’s merchandise.

Expect Star Wars: The Last Jedi to zoom into theaters on December 15th, by which point we should have our first look at both Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard’s long-anticipated anthology film.