October 10, 2017 11:14 am

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer: Luke Skywalker trains Rey in first movie footage

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As the familiar Star Wars score swells during the first trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it’s hard not to feel the excitement.

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Star Wars fans have been ruminating on this eighth movie in the long-running franchise, and this is the first new footage since 2015’s The Force Awakens (excluding the spinoff film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

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Continuing from the 2015 film, The Last Jedi follows Rey (Daisy Ridley) as she continues her journey with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who appears to be training her.

We also catch a glimpse of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) piloting his fighter, and it appears to show him blasting the ship of his mother, General Leia (the late Carrie Fisher).

Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) are seen fighting against the First Order in hand-to-hand combat, and Rey undergoes torture by Supreme Leader Snoke before asking Kylo to “show me my place in all this.”

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It’s hard to tell how it all comes together, but we don’t want to know all the details anyway.

According to Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd, Star Wars fans weren’t the only ones excited to see the new trailer. He posted a picture to Instagram showing Fisher’s beloved dog Gary staring at a TV playing the trailer.

 

While it’s impossible to know if the dog actually recognized Fisher, it’s certainly cute. Some may argue it’s cuter than the creatures featured in The Last Jedi trailer — porgs — which drew both adoration and ire online. Here’s hoping they’re not the next Jar Jar Binks.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opens in theatres across Canada on Dec. 15.

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