The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has dropped, showcasing a Luke Skywalker who just might be flirting with the dark side.
Director Rian Johnson unveiled a teaser at the Star Wars Celebration fan event in Orlando on Friday.
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 footage offered few clues but notably featured Mark Hamill’s Skywalker intoning from a dark cave that “it’s time for the Jedi to end.”
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There are also shots of an injured Finn in some type of stasis pod, and The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren brandishing his lightsaber.
Earlier, star Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey, said part of the story in The Last Jedi is that it can be difficult to “meet your heroes.”
The Force Awakens ended with Rey and Skywalker meeting on a remote island.
New stars in The Last Jedi include Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
The film also stars Carrie Fisher who died on December 27.
Although Fisher was originally expected to appear in the ninth episode as well, Lucasfilm announced that there are “no plans” to digitally recreate her in future films.
Fisher had wrapped shooting The Last Jedi before her death.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled to hit screens on December 15.
— with agencies