Rian Johnson debuts teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'

Posted April 16, 2017

The Last Jedi - Episode VIII in the Star Wars universe - is the second in the current trilogy, coming after The Force Awakens.

And the film's title, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", isn't exactly reassuring, either. It was dark theme, Luke Skywalker warning that the Jedi must cease to exist to restore balance.

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.

Actress Billie Lourd returned to the spotlight on Thursday (13Apr17) to pay tribute to her late mother Carrie Fisher at the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, Florida.

"Breathe. Just breathe", Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker says opening the trailer, nearly as if speaking to the millions of fans watching online.

The poster, which has a retro feel, appears to be a call back to one of the posters from the original 1977 film.

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After he, producer Kathleen Kennedy and the cast chatted for an hour with host Josh Gadd, Johnson premiered a brief trailer for the much-anticipated next chapter in the Star Wars saga. The thing you've been dying to see ever since the credits rolled at the end of "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens".

The movie poster shows Rey on an intense red background pointing her light saber skyward, the beam dividing images of Skywalker and Kylo Ren. "A small amount", said Ridley, laughing. "They may not be what you expect", said Ridley to knowing groans in the crowd.

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

Although a trailer did leak earlier this week, EA and DICE have officially launched the trailer for Battlefront II - and there's more to it than what we previously saw. "Because I'm mad. She should be here".

Carrie died last December (16) at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Excitement grew among fans last week when the late actress's brother Todd indicated she would appear in the final Episode IX.