It may be Milwaukee Day, but 4/14 marks a pretty massive day for a galaxy far, far away, as well.
This morning, at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, director Rian Johnson, producer Kathleen Kennedy and stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran revealed the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." And as you can see above, it looks real good.
The panel – hosted by "Beauty and the Beast" star Josh Gad – also revealed this absolutely gorgeous first poster. I want it on my wall yesterday.
After getting two "Star Wars" in two years, I'll admit the rush of getting a new installment has lost a little of its special luster. That being said, as merely the premiere of a massive blockbuster trailer, one that's guaranteed to be one of the biggest of the year, "The Last Jedi" is looking really good – not a huge surprise considering Johnson is a much better writer and director than Abrams (come at me, fanboys).
There's not a whole lot in terms of plot to go on – judging by the trailer, it's going to be mostly a long Rey training montage – but it does feature Luke Skywalker actually speaking this time ... including a big "The Jedi must end" bombshell near the end. So that seems like a big deal. As for the rest of the story, considering the movie doesn't come out until Dec. 15, we'll have plenty of time to dissect and pore over every frame of this trailer in the hopes of finding out more.
And judging by how good it looks – such beautiful, grand imagery – that's fine by me.Read more...