Rian Johnson debuts teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'

Calvin Saunders
April 15, 2017

The first fully-formed trailer for "The Last Jedi" had nearly half a million views and more than 13,000 comments on YouTube within 90 minutes of being posted, with #TheLastJedi quickly becoming the top trending hashtag worldwide on Twitter.

"The Last Jedi" picks off where "The Force Awakens" left off, with Rey (Ridley) meeting Luke on a remote island, filmed off the coast of Ireland.

Fisher died in December but had wrapped shooting "The Last Jedi" before her death, and was honored with an emotional video tribute as the convention opened Thursday.

He was also happy that he's going to appear for more than three seconds in the upcoming film.

Hamill - a central figure in the original trilogy - told the crowd it was a pleasure to be able to enjoy the prequel films and last year's "Rogue One" spin-off without the pressure of actually having to carry them.

Today, the first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released, and the most jarring moment comes at the end, when Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker is heard saying, "It's time for the Jedi to end". "Rey?" he said laughing.

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However, the main focus of this trailer is Rey as she is with Luke Skywalker training to be a Jedi. (She was) the strong soldier of a woman who often openly fought her own dark side, knowing early on that we all have a dark side to fight, whatever it may be.

"The Force Awakens" director and "Last Jedi" producer J.J. Abrams has previously hailed Hamill's performance in the film, suggesting it could land him an Oscar nomination.

Hamill told stories of visiting with Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in NY and attending incredible parties at their homes in Los Angeles.

"The Last Jedi" is due in theaters December 15. "I think that's the only story point that's in the teaser".

During an Interview with ABC News, Kathleen said: "Sadly, Carrie will not be in nine". The entire poster is covered in a red wash, a color generally used to represent the dark side in the "Star Wars" universe.

"Wait until you see her in 'The Last Jedi, ' " Hamill added.

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