LONDON: The thrilling full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been unveiled and fans are overjoyed.
The first official trailer follows a teaser trailer that whetted appetites for the next instalment of the sci-fi franchise earlier this year.
The clip, which premiered on ESPN during halftime of the Monday night football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, was teed up with a new poster which was released on social media on Monday (October 9).
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 10, 2017
The rather ominous trailer picks up from the final scene in 2015’s The Force Awakens and shows Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) meet on the rugged cliffs of Skellig Michael.
Rey wields a lightsaber but her power frightens rather than impresses him. “I’ve seen this raw strength only once before,” an unsettled Luke says. “It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.”
Meanwhile, Rey tells Luke: “Something inside me has always been there. But now it’s awake. And I need help.”
The 154-second clip also sees Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher, looking worried as she stands in the control room of a spaceship, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in a starfighter seemingly on a mission of destruction and shows fleeting glimpses of Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac).