New 'Star Wars' trailer: A hint at Leia's fate?

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11 October, 2017

The second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi, is set to be one of the biggest fall 2017 movie releases.

Hamill tweeted on Monday that he was racing home to watch the trailer but told fans he was "not sure if I'll make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs!" - a reference to a famous line from the original "Star Wars". And fans who attend these can see The Last Jedi at 6:00 P.M. local time, an hour before public show times. Believe it or not, there's a good chance that that's the case.

We'll have to wait and see whether this new trailer for The Last Jedi is similarly playing with our emotions.

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Tickets also went on sale Monday for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens in US theaters on December 15. It's clear that The Last Jedi will have a strong focus on Rey and her Jedi training, and the trailer hints at a darkness taking hold of her... will she remain true to herself or let the darkness overpower her? "I think Carrie gives a really handsome performance in the film and... we obviously didn't make the movie to be her final film, final Star Wars movie", he said. John Williams once again provides the score here, while Steve Yedlin will handle the cinematography.

It's not akin to if "I am your father" were in the trailer for Empire Strikes Back, but it does seem to show a lot of story points. In an Instagram post from his official account (yes, canines are allowed to participate in social media, too), Fisher's lovable French Bulldog, Gary, was pictured watching the trailer, too. Aside from that, it looks dark and kind of fantastic.

It had nearly half a million views and more than 21,000 comments on YouTube within two hours of being posted, with #TheLastJedi quickly becoming the top trending hashtag worldwide on Twitter. Tears will be shed. As we see Kylo flying in his super sexy TIE Silencer, we get what looks to be a glimpse of the possible last moments of General Organa's life. Although it was not ultimately the film many fans were looking for, that trailer was very well received and - after Lucasfilm responded to fan demand and made it available online - it inadvertently ushered in a new era of online trailer viewing and audience commentary.


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