Disney (DIS) launched the primary teaser trailer for the extremely anticipated subsequent chapter within the “Star Wars” saga, “The Final Jedi,” Friday.
The trailer adopted a panel with the movie’s stars, director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy that befell on the large “Star Wars” fan gathering, Star Wars Celebration, in Orlando, Florida.
“Breathe. Simply breathe,” Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker says opening the trailer, virtually as if talking to the thousands and thousands of followers watching on-line.
The temporary teaser would not give away a lot, but it surely does present glimpses of the continuing battle between the Resistance and the First Order in addition to the obvious Jedi coaching of Daisy Ridley’s Rey.
“I solely know one reality,” Skywalker says on the shut of the trailer. “It is time for the Jedi to finish.”
Though the teaser is simply two minutes lengthy it was greater than sufficient to whet the urge for food of these on social media.
“Watching the #TheLastJedi trailer livestream like a teenage fanboy,” tweeted actress Elizabeth Banks. “What does all of it imply?”
The teaser racked up greater than 480,000 YouTube views in lower than an hour.
The sequence additionally launched a brand new poster that had Rey holding a lightsaber to the sky with the faces of Skywalker and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren above her.
The poster, which has a retro really feel, seems to be a name again to one of many posters from the unique 1977 movie.
“Final Jedi” is the eighth movie within the story of the Skywalker household and the sequel to one of many greatest field workplace blockbusters of all time, 2015’s “Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens.”
That movie, which starred Ridley, Driver and John Boyega, made more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office.
Ridley, Driver and Boyega all return for “Final Jedi,” which opens December 15. They are going to be joined by a few of the franchise’s legacy actors corresponding to Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher, in her final movie function.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed April 14, 2017: 12:03 PM ET