First Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Hits And Makes Us Giddy For December Release

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hardcore geeks are typically split into two factions—Star Trek and Star Wars fans. If you fall into the latter category, we have good news. Disney has released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which picks up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off. It is the eighth episode in the Star Wars saga, which can get a little confusing with Star Wars: Rogue One thrown into the mix. Let us explain.

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas for a cool $4.05 billion in 2012, it announced plans to release three more main episodes every two to three years, those being Episode 7 (Force Awakens), Episode 8 (The Last Jedi), and Episode 9 (not yet named). Rather than make rabid fans wait so long in between films, Disney also planned to fill the gaps with anthology films, the first of which was Rogue One. These are essentially focused on side stories to help flesh out the Star Wars universe. Make sense? Great, let's move on.

The trailer for The Last Jedi isn't too revealing, though it does center around Rey in her training to become a Jedi under an old and tired looking Luke Skywalker.

"Breathe. Just, breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?," Skywalker is heard saying in the background. He's teaching Rey the way of the Force, to which she responds, "Light. Darkness. A balance." Skywalker is quick to let her know, "It's so much bigger," as he's learned over the years in his own training and life as a Jedi.

Rey can also be seen training on the side of a rocky mountain with a blue lightsaber, a weapon she spent a small amount of time with in The Force Awakens. The rest of the trailer is filled with action teasers, such as a TIE fighter being blown to bits by the Millennium Falcon. And of course R2-D2 makes a brief appearance.

The trailer ends with Skywalker ominously saying, "I only know one truth—it's time for the end." It's a chilling moment, and we can't wait to see how it plays out. We'll get our chance December 15, which is when The Last Jedi hits theaters.