The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer was released today, with the Star Was Celebration panel being held today
Rian Johnson directs episode eight, which will reportedly pick up right were J.J. Abrams’ picture ends. Daisy Ridley returns as Rey, the powerful potential Jedi whose way with the Force allowed her to stand against some of the galaxy’s nastiest villains. This time, she’ll get to share more than a silent glance with Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker, who is going to serve as the Yoda to her…well, Luke Skywalker.
The rest of the new cast returns as well, including John Boyega as former Stormtrooper Finn, Oscar Isaac as dashing pilot Poe Dameron, Adam Driver as the Darth Vader-obsessed Kylo Ren (also known in certain circles as Ben Solo), Domhnall Gleason as the sniveling General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as the chrome-plated Stormtrooper commander Captain Phasma, and Andy Serkis as the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke, who rules the First Order with an iron fist. Of course, a few familiar faces (and voices) return as well, including Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. New cast members include Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, and Kelly Marie Tran.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens on December 15th.