After the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped, it definitely provided what all the fans were waiting for. Luke’s first words in almost 30 years since Return of the Jedi. Most of the two-minute long trailer is Luke talking! Talking until that ominous line, “I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
Are you finally following your dad’s footsteps, Luke? The question arises because even if the line is out of context, the dominance of colour red – the very colour of Darth Vader and Kylo Ren’s lightsabre – which is associated with evil in all these movies (and that new poster doesn’t help either! *insert fangirl angst here*) points at many possibilities.
This is not the only question that needs to be answered. Here’s a list of them.
1. What will happen to the iconic credit crawl?
The Last Jedi is the first Star Wars movie to pick up right where its prequel, The Force Awakens, ended. So there is nothing much to recap. But director Rian Johnson has shared an image from the editing room and the recap crawl is visible on a giant screen. So instead of a recap, are we getting a ‘coming up next’ crawl?
2. Why is Finn still sleeping?
Luke had no lines in The Force Awakens. Is this Finn’s time to stay silent through The Last Jedi? According to Johnson, Finn, and the new character, Rose, will get pulled into a great adventure. But with Finn still in comatose stage and in a fancy pod, it better not be a Weekend at Bernie’s in space!
3. Whose crushed helmet is it?
Doesn’t look like Vader’s and Kylo Ren’s luscious mane is being brushed by the wind when his deathly stare is in competition with the sharpness of his menacing lightsaber (sue me for I support dark side. Baddies are cool. I mean have you seen Hayden Christiansen, Adam Driver, Domnhall Gleeson?). So looks like Ben Solo is done hiding. But why crush the helmet? It could have made for a matched pair of memorabilia with Vader’s in that pit of ash.
4. Why are we looking at Jedi Order symbol? Is that ‘The Journal of the Whills?’
If, towards the end of the trailer, Luke is talking about the end of the Jedi, why are we looking at one of the ancient symbols of Jedi history printed on a very old book? This could be The Journal of the Whills. Briefly mentioned in Rogue One, Baze and Chirrut were guardians of this journal. The journal talked about the light and dark side of The Force. We hear Rey talk about seeing both and their balance. So this is not the end of Jedi? Or Rey is the last Jedi?
5. Rey had premonitions in The Force Awakens?
Shots of Luke and R2D2 watching a building burn seem to be connected with the visions Rey had – it’s Maz Katana’s basement when she touched Luke’s lightsaber for the first time in The Force Awakens. Is this the foreshadowing we didn’t see coming?
Also, how did Captain Phasma survive the destruction of Starkiller? We didn’t see her escape. Well, we didn’t see Kylo escape either, but we saw him engage in an epic lightsaber duel with Rey so that question doesn’t matter.
6. Millennium Falcon is in the air again but the lightsabre is with Rey. Does that mean Luke will not fight?
Rey took Millennium Falcon after Han Solo (sob. Yes, the pain is still fresh). This means the ship is on Ahch-To where Luke is training his latest padawan who is wielding the blue lightsaber like nobody’s business. Seeing the Falcon back in action in the skies means Rey and Luke are coming back to galactical civilisation. But does that mean the drop out of Yoda’s Jedi Academy will not fight?
7. Why is December 15 so far away?
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