Star Wars Celebration is well underway in Orlando and after an absolutely brilliant first day, which included a touching tribute to the late Carrie Fisher and the surprise appearance of both Harrison Ford and George Lucas, fans camped out (some, likely for days) for the event that everyone at Celebration has been waiting to experience: the Episode VIII: The Last Jedi panel. Director Rian Johnson was on hand to introduce the audience to some new characters to the Star Wars universe but, really, all of that, while amazing, was simply icing to the cake that Johnson kept to himself until almost the end of the panel, the first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel. And, man, what delicious cake it turned out to be.
This is usually the part where we would give you some background information on the film and let you know about the plot but, hell, why not just get to it, shall we?
We will wait while you watch that about twenty more times. No hurry, we will be right here.
If hearing Luke proclaim that “it’s time for the Jedi to end” didn’t give you chills, perhaps you may not be human. Now that your heart has calmed a bit, lets get it nice and busy again with this absolutely stellar new poster for the film:
Damn, Star Wars….Damn.
There is still much that is unknown about the film, though many rumors point to some very weird things happening in this chapter of the Skywalker saga, including the reincarnation of Anakin, but as we begin to draw closer to the release date, and perhaps the D23 Expo in Anaheim later this year, more details should become available. Then again, if Disney treats The Last Jedi anything like they treated The Force Awakens, well, tidbits may be all we get until the film hits screens. December 15 can’t get here quickly enough.