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Right now in Orlando, we’re finally getting some details and pictures from the next Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi. Here’s our first look at major new characters, returning favorites, and hints of what’s to come in the next new chapter in the galaxy far, far away.
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Motherboard
186 d ago
Here's the Teaser Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Here's the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, which looks to be another Good entry into a Good series of movies that you're probably familiar with. Most importantly, we have what we believe to be the first line of dialogue from Luke Skywalker since Return of the Jedi. This is Luke talking, right?
We've got no new answers from the trailer, only new questions...Is Luke still the Last Jedi? Is Rey? Why do we need the Jedi to end and what comes next? Having just binge-watched all of the movies but didn't know this trailer was coming out, I must say A surprise, to be sure, but not an unwelcome one.
And here's the first official poster, via StarWars.com .
'Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi' poster
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The Verge
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s first trailer is here
Our first look at The Last Jedi has arrived. Today at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm debuted the trailer for for the long-awaited sequel to The Force Awakens.
There’s a lot to take in from this brief teaser. Much of the action is set on Ahch-To, the planet that Rey discovered Luke on at the end of the previous film, and it appears that she’s spending some time there training. At the end, Luke has a foreboding message: “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
In addition to Rey and Luke, there are glimpses of Finn in a pod (presumably still healing from his wounds), Poe Dameron running to his fighter, which is caught in an explosion, and a couple of big battles: one on the ground against what looks like First Order Walkers, and a dogfight...
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Polygon
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi adds a new character to the Resistance
Say hi to Rose
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Polygon
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi first trailer finally arrives
The hype train has left the station
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The Rolling Stone
186 d ago
Watch Thrilling First 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer
The first trailer for Star Wars : The Last Jedi , the eighth episode in the space saga, premiered Friday at the Star Wars Celebration fan convention in Orlando before it was shared
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GameSpot
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Watch The First Trailer
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here. This thrilling first look at the upcoming Star Wars sequel was screened at Celebration in Florida, and can be watched right here:
The trailer was shown at the end of the Last Jedi panel. The discussion featured several stars from the movie, including Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, and John Boyega, alongside director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy.
The awesome poster for the movie was also revealed during the panel-- check it out here .
The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017. It also stars Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.
GameSpot will be at Star Wars Celebration all weekend, so keep checking back for more coverage of the panels and events.
GameSpot
186 d ago
See Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Awesome Poster
The poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been revealed and it's pretty awesome. The poster was shown during Star Wars Celebration, which is currently happening in Florida.
The striking poster features Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren superimposed over a blood red sky. Daisy Ridley's character, Rey, is shown raising her lightsaber into the air, with the weapon's beam splitting the image of Luke and Kylo in two. Check it out below.
The panel featured Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, as well as Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), and Kelly Marie Tran, who plays a new character called Rose.
Rian Johnson introduced the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer to end the panel. Check it out, it's great. The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017.
GameSpot
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Official Teaser Trailer
Check out the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi as shown during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.
Business Insider
186 d ago
Watch the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Disney just released the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and it looks incredible. The trailer doesn't reveal much, but it does show the return of Daisy, Finn, and Luke.
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Business Insider
186 d ago
The first trailer for the next 'Star Wars' movie is here!
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It's finally here, "Star Wars" fans!
Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Friday at "Star Wars: Celebration" in Orlando, Florida. The film is the eighth installment in the franchise and the sequel to 2015's "The Force Awakens."
"The Last Jedi" is written and directed by Rian Johnson ("Looper"). Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o will reprise their roles in the new film. Mark Hamill, who briefly appeared at the end of "The Force Awakens," is expected to have a much larger role in the film as Luke Skywalker. Carrie Fisher, who died at the end of 2016, completed filming her scenes in "Episode VIII."
Joining the cast this time around are Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern.
During the panel, Ridley teased that "The Last Jedi" will take us even deeper into Rey's story.
"The Last Jedi" will be in theaters December 15, 2017.
Check it out below:
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Here's the teaser poster for the film shown at "Star Wars: Celebration."
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Fox News
186 d ago
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer released
Fans were treated to the first "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" teaser trailer which debuted Friday.
The Guardian
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – first trailer revealed
First footage of Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga hits the net after unveiling at the Star Wars Celebration fan event in Florida, along with the film’s poster
The much-anticipated first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been unveiled.
Also known as Episode VIII, the film is the second in the current sequel trilogy, which began in 2015 with The Force Awakens . The action is expected to follow on directly from the ending of that instalment, which featured the first meeting between Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill.
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The Daily Beast
187 d ago
This Tribute to Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher Will Make You Cry
The world lost its Princess Leia last year, but for a few moments, we have her back.
Read more at The Daily Beast.
CNN
186 d ago
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' teaser trailer lands in our galaxy
Polygon
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s first poster is a stunning, nostalgic callback
Holy Rey
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Polygon
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s first trailer finally arrives
The hype train has left the station
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Ars Technica
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is basically an explosion of awesome
The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is amazing. I mean, did you really think they would make a crappy trailer?
Disney just dropped the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi as part of this week's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. (You can watch a livestream of the Last Jedi panel here .) Suffice it to say that it looks amazing and delivers pretty much everything you'd want in a teaser—just a peek with extremely low spoiler levels.
First of all, our main characters are back. We catch a glimpse of Finn in some kind of medical pod, looking alive and well. Poe is in full hunky resistance fighter mode racing around with BB-8. Kylo is glowering out of the shadows like a Marilyn Manson fan circa 1995. And the Millennium Falcon is swooping around like the modded, overclocked machine that she is. There are snippets of battles and one shot of a fantastic-looking flight across the surface of a planet where giant red plumes arc out of the desert floor behind some ships. It looks very Mad Max: Fury Road, and I mean that as a high compliment.
Best of all, at least to this viewer, we see Luke doing what appear to be Yoda-esque "use the Force" exercises with Rey on the island where we left them at the end of The Force Awakens. Rey is learning to levitate little rocks and using her mind to feel the balance of light and dark in the Force. (Tearful moment as we glimpse the back of Leia's head when Rey mentions "the light.") There are also some ancient books and maps in Luke's monk cave, which is interesting—I don't recall seeing any Jedi books in paper form before, though we saw lots of augmented reality classrooms in previous films.
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Entrepreneur
186 d ago
Oh, Hey, There's a New Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
You should probably just watch it now.
The Rolling Stone
186 d ago
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': What We Learned From First Trailer
After a year and a half of anticipation, Star Wars superfans can finally heed the words of Luke Skywalker himself: "Breathe. Just breathe." At today's hotly anticipated panel at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Orlando, Florida, writer-director Rian Johnson unveiled the
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The Next Web
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is here at last

The moment you’ve been waiting for since you saw The Force Awakens way back in 2015 is finally here: we now have our first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And what a teaser it is. Much like the early teasers for The First Awakens, it hardly reveals anything at all about the plot, yet still manages to turn up the hype to 11. I wish more trailers were as restrained as these. Anyway, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and watch it:
The Verge
186 d ago
7 things we learned from today’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel
We’re just 8 months away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Disney and Lucasfilm had released absolutely nothing about the upcoming film — until today. During the highlight panel of Star Wars Celebration, writer-director Rian Johnson, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and a selection of the film’s cast took the stage to discuss what is in store for audiences in the continuing adventure of Luke Skywalker and Rey... well, Rey Somebody.
There was a lot to discuss — including the new trailer — and we’ve put together the most essential moments and revelations from today’s panel. If you’re looking for your Last Jedi Cliff’s Notes, you’ve come to the right place.
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BBC
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi first trailer released
Audiences are getting their first look at The Last Jedi, as a trailer for the film is released online.
Business Insider
186 d ago
'The Last Jedi' poster has a striking similarity to 2 iconic 'Star Wars' posters
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The INSIDER Summary:
Lucasfilm released the first teaser poster for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." It shows Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren faces split down the middle by a lightsaber held by Rey.  The artwork looks like a remix of posters for "A New Hope" and "Revenge of the Jedi," before it was renamed "The Return of the Jedi."

Disney and Lucasfilm released the first teaser poster for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and if you're a fan of the series it looks awfully familiar. 
Disney unveiled the first poster at "Star Wars: Celebration" in Orlando, Florida Friday morning. 
Take a look at it. 
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The poster shows Luke Skywalker, his nephew Kylo Ren, and Rey front and center. Luke and his nephew's faces are split down the middle by, what we presume is, Luke's original blue lightsaber that Rey acquired in "The Force Awakens."
If you started getting nostalgic vibes, it's because it feels like a partial homage to one of the posters for the original "Star Wars" film. 
Take a look:
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In the poster, Luke is brandishing the lightsaber against the looming presence of Darth Vader, who we later learn is his father. Is "The Last Jedi" trailer trying to hint that Rey is the source of hope for the galaxy not only against Kylo Ren, but also Luke Skywalker? Skywalker, like Vader, is also the largest figure on the new teaser poster. Is it also suggesting a parental relationship between Skywalker and Rey? We'll have to wait to find out.
Here are the two side by side.
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But that's not the only poster "The Last Jedi" resembles. It also looks like the original poster for "Star Wars: Episode VI," back when it was called "Revenge of the Jedi." The title was changed weeks before the film's release because creator George Lucas pointed out that it's against the Jedi way for them to seek revenge. It was later renamed "Return of the Jedi." 
The poster for "Revenge of the Jedi" is shrouded in red. 
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The only hint of light comes from a lightsaber battle between Luke and Darth Vader, creating a purple hue, similar to the one seen at the center of "The Last Jedi" poster. Both "The Last Jedi" and "Empire Strikes Back" are the second films in "Star Wars" trilogies. 
Here are those two posters side by side. 
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Finally, take a look at all three. 
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Shortly after unveiling the new poster, Disney and Lucasfilm debuted the first trailer for "The Last Jedi." You can view it here . "The Last Jedi" will be in theaters this December.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated "Revenge of the Jedi" was the original title for "Empire Strikes Back."
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Mashable
186 d ago
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer: What does it all mean?
The second movie of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, focused on Luke Skywalker's Jedi training. 
So it makes sense that The Last Jedi, the second movie of the sequel trilogy, would focus on Luke training the still mysterious Rey.
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"Breathe," Luke says at the start of the teaser trailer that dropped Friday, after Rey doubles over on the rocks of Ahch-To and does just that — breathing too hard, too fast. Just like Finn in The Force Awakens trailer, in fact. 
That opened with a vista of sand; this time we get an unhurried close-up of rock. Rock that Rey now has the power to lift in the air, just as Luke once made boulders float for his master, Yoda. Read more...
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Polygon
186 d ago
What just happened in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer?
Breathe. Just ... breathe.
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New York Times
186 d ago
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Movie Trailer Is Released
The official trailer is filled with images of characters from “The Force Awakens” but leaves plenty of mystery about what is to come.
WIRED
186 d ago
Luke Who’s Talking! Watch the First Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The first look at Episode VIII promises lots of Force-talk … not to mention a bit of lightsaber-rattling. The post Luke Who's Talking! Watch the First Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi appeared first on WIRED .
Polygon
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s new character, Rose, is already a fan favorite
We just wanna hug her
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SB Nation
186 d ago
A play-by-play of the new 'Star Wars' trailer for people who can't watch it
Here’s a description of exactly what happens.
Sometimes people with real jobs can’t watch movie trailers at work because a) they’re actually working or b) their bosses sit really close to them. If you are one of those people, don’t worry: My coworkers and I watched it at our office for you, because Star Wars is sports.
I will now describe what happens in the trailer so that you can feel like you’ve seen it, even if you haven’t. But here’s the trailer, if you’d rather just watch it. Consider this your parachute ripcord if you want to avoid the rest of this blog:
Still here? Welp, let’s enter this free-fall together, then.
I’m not going to give you any context other than to just describe what is going on so that you can really feel like you’re watching it, too.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE STAR WARS TRAILER WITH NO CONTEXT OTHER THAN TO DESCRIBE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS
We begin in darkness. Ominous music plays. All of a sudden, we cut to Rey, who appears to have just landed on a rock from a fall. She’s wearing gray sweater sleeves that do not appear to be connected to the sweater itself, her hair is kind of messed up (but, like, sexy messed up), and she’s breathing hard.
Now we are soaring over what looks like an ocean, approaching what I’m pretty sure is an island made of rock, because most islands are, and also Rey fell onto a rock moments ago. I took Geology 101 junior year of college to fulfill the science requirement, so I’m basically an expert: Please believe me when I tell you this rock is definitely volcanic.
Rey is standing on Volcanic Rock Island looking out at the sea.
A man’s voice kind of whispers, “What do you see?” as the camera pans over the back of an old woman or man’s head. Well, sir, now I see a smoldering pile of rubbish, because that’s what the camera zooms in on next. Now I see more darkness. Now a light is shining on a map and it looks like Mordor but I know it isn’t because this is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, not Lord of the Rings: The Fifth Million Film.
We’re back on Geology 101 Island, where Rey, in her Bill Belichick-sleeve sweater, is practicing her lightsaber skills on a cliff overlooking the sea. It looks pretty dope, if a little lonely.
“THIS CHRISTMAS” flashes onto the screen.
Now we see big-ass drones flying across a desert. They’re shooting out red stuff, so they look like they’re bleeding. Now there’s a guy in a space suit. Now there’s another guy in a space suit, and he’s running through the halls of a space castle, I’m pretty sure. Now more hovercrafts are shooting stuff.
Darth Vader and some other Bad Dudes with lightsabers show up briefly to march across more darkness. R2D2 is also there. He’s standing in front of civilization, which appears to be burning, which feels less like a Sci Fi film and more like our current global reality.
Soaring music plays, and “STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI” flashes across the screen.
The trailer ends.
I don’t have any thoughts beyond the fact that I still have no idea what to expect from this movie besides lots of darkness and drones, but here are a few key takeaways from my colleagues:
Ryan Nanni: “My prime takeaway is don’t run with a lightsaber.”
Seth Rosenthal: “But do practice your lightsaber skills on a beachside cliff.”
Ryan: “I mean, all you can take away is that if you become a Jedi, you will eventually go off the grid. You become some back-woodsy guy who’s like, ‘Yeah, I keep gold under my bed.”
Seth: “All Jedis read Infowars.”
Ryan: “Jedis don’t have checking accounts.”
Seth: “They’re like, ‘Ever heard of bitcoin?’”
Ryan: “They’re like, ‘I live by myself in some remote-ass destination.’”
And there you have it folks! A complete description and some brilliant analysis of the new Star Wars trailer! Happy Friday!
The Guardian
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer – five things we learned
The first footage of Star Wars Episode VIII has just been revealed – and after poring over it, here’s what we discovered
Star Wars Celebration in Orlando has been under way for the best part of two days now, and during Friday’s special panel for new episode The Last Jedi the assembled throngs were shown the first trailer for Rian Johnson’s highly-anticipated new movie. Here are five takeaways from the two-minute teaser.
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Mashable
186 d ago
These 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' poster spoofs are hilarious
Our world may be nearing its end, but the world of Star Wars remains a sanctuary far, far away. Friday's Star Wars Celebration included the first poster for The Last Jedi, and brilliant minds around the world were quick to PhotoShop it in the best ways.
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fixed it! pic.twitter.com/iOvNjCapYP
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Star Wars, like almost every movie, could use more Laura Dern, and now we know what that would look like.
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Reuters
186 d ago
Next Star Wars movie to feature new female character
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The largely testosterone-fueled Star Wars movie franchise has added an important new female character in the eighth film, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", director Rian Johnson said on Friday at a fanfest in Orlando.
GameSpot
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Breakdown

Star Wars Episode 8, otherwise known at The Last Jedi, isn't due out until December this year. But at the recently held Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, director Rian Johnson and the film's cast revealed the very first teaser trailer for the sure to be upcoming box office juggernaut.
Sure, it's only a teaser, so there aren't major plot details revealed. But this teaser does confirm a lot of fan theories, as well as give all of us a tantalising glimpse at what's in store for Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and even the reclusive Luke Skywalker. It looks like Skywalker will indeed take on the role of mentor to Rey, training her on that mysterious planet that we saw in the very last shot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what other secrets and plot details does this teaser trailer hold? Let's dive in to find out.


Hello Rey! The first shot of this teaser shows a rock, before Rey's hand slams down on it and the camera moves up to reveal her stressed face. This is the costume that we last saw Rey in, when she arrived on the planet Ahch-To to confront the reclusive Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens. Is this the start of Rey's formal Jedi training? Luke's voiceover during the next section seems to lend credence to this fact, as he says: "Breathe. Just breathe. Now, reach out. What do you see?"


Waves are crashing on Ahch-To as Rey stands pensively looking out to the horizon. This island Luke has stationed himself on looks pretty desolate, which begs the question: where does he get all his supplies from? Is there more to this island than just being a bare rock with no trees?


Yep, Rey is totally using the Force here. Is she sitting cross-legged in the background, though? Is this within the same scene as the previous shot, and therefore could possibly be part of Luke's training?


Here, apparently, is the start of Rey's answer to Luke when he asks: "What do you see?" This is General Leia Organa, standing in front of some sort of star map on the bridge of a ship. and if you listen very, very closely to the audio at this point, you can faintly hear the line: "Help me, Obi-Wan." Is that merely a callback to the original trilogy? Or does it have some deeper meaning?


This looks to be Kylo Ren's destroyed helmet. The panels behind it hint that this location being some sort of First Order facility, but what exactly has happened here? Is this a flashback to the previous film and Starkiller Base? And there's another audio hint playing softly here, with what sounds like Obi-Wan Kenobi saying "Seduced by the dark side". Again, what's the link?


Is this some sort of bookshelf? Our guess would be that this is within Luke's home on Ahch-To. But what exactly are these tomes? And as if there weren't enough audio hints in this trailer, it sounds like Yoda's voice can also be faintly heard here saying "Train, you will."
Or, here's another bit of speculation: could this bookshelf actually be on Dagobah instead?


This book is clearly very important to Jedi lore. But what is it? Could this be the famed Journal of the Whills, an ancient book that allegedly recounts the major events in galactic history? And whose hand is that? It's clearly gloved, so it's probably neither Luke nor Rey. Is it a pilot's glove?


If you had any question as to whether The Last Jedi would see Luke train Rey, then this shot should serve as your answer. This looks like Luke training Rey as she wields a lightsaber.


This could be a shot of a brand new planet to the Star Wars universe. According to previous interviews with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, there will be a planet called Crait in the upcoming film, a mineral planet on the outskirts of the galaxy that will play a key role in the struggle between the First Order and the Resistance. The red dust kicked up by these ships (sadly, they're not podracers) seem to indicate mineral deposits, and with the preceeding shot to this show First Order AT-ATs in the distance, it seems like a fight is definitely on the cards here between the two forces.


Here's our first look at ex-Stormtrooper Finn, and it looks like he's still in pretty bad shape after the events of The Force Awakens.


Here's Poe Dameron and BB-8, running furiously through what seems to be a ship or base that's under some sort of attack.


In the next shot, it looks like our heroes are indeed in the dock of a ship in space. Things aren't looking good, however, with that explosion seemingly taking out Poe's custom paint job X-Wing.


And here's the Falcon, seemingly engaged again in combat within a planet's atmosphere. Who's flying this, we wonder? If Rey is training, could someone else be at the helm?


Is Rey running to a fight, or is this part of her training with Luke?


Fresh from committing patricide (woops, spoilers), here's Kylo Ren looking all pensive and rocking that facial scar he received from Rey in The Force Awakens.


This shot is likely a flashback scene to when the Knights of Ren destroyed Luke's Jedi training facility, which was the catalyst for him to disappear from the face of the galaxy in the first place.


Is that Captain Phasma leading those troopers? Looks like she survived that trash compactor she was supposedly placed in at the end of The Force Awakens.


These look like the new Nebulon-B escort frigates, but we're not quite sure where this battle is taking place. What is that planet in the background? UPDATE: We may have a pretty good guess as to what this planet is: could it be where the Resistance base was located in The Force Awakens?


The Resistance base was on a planet called D'Qar, and we noticed that in the last few frames of this shot, you can see an asteroid belt surrounding this green planet. And if you cast your mind back to The Force Awakens...


Here's a shot of D'Qar taken from The Force Awakens. Notice any similarities? So does this mean that The First Order manages to track down the Resistance base in The Last Jedi?


Did Luke really just say "It's time for the Jedi to end?" What happened to him during his long isolation? What type of man is he now? Also, this interior looks like the inside of a tree. Could this be definitive proof that the mysterious bookcase we looked at before is at the same place?

Business Insider
186 d ago
Here's everything we know so far about 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
The first trailer for the next episode of "Star Wars" has finally been released, giving fans plenty of details to discuss while they wait for it to hit theaters in December. Here's everything we know so far from the new footage and the Star Wars Celebration event where it premiered.
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CNET News
186 d ago
Everything we spotted in that 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer - CNET
Let's theorize and hypothesize and spend all day speculating what the heck is going on here. (We have eight months to kill. What's stopping you?)
GameSpot
186 d ago
Pilot's Helmet In Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Teaser May Hide A Secret
Update: A post on EA's Twitter account may reveal what the mysterious symbol mean. According to the Star Wars script in the video below, the insignia may refer to the "Inferno Squad."
The fire ignites in one day. Watch the full #StarWarsBattlefrontII trailer tomorrow: https://t.co/vOtgWcF5v6 pic.twitter.com/gknXMAcEX1
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) April 14, 2017
The original story appears below.
We've all seen the leaked trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 , but a new teaser video released today could shed more light on the game's plot. Today's video shows a condensed version of the full trailer, leaked via Sony two days ago, right up until the end, when this new image appears:
The screen shows an imperial pilot, with a symbol of the Galactic Empire on the right of their helmet and a mystery symbol on the left. We've done some digging on Wookieepedia , and the symbol doesn't seem to have appeared anywhere in the Star Wars universe before. The screen also promos the event tomorrow, where the reveal trailer--the one that already leaked--will be unveiled at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando . There is speculation that the game's creators and Lucasfilm could actually show an extended trailer instead.
On Wednesday, the game's trailer was leaked via a Sony ad. It features a female soldier, narrating the video, sharing a bit of her story. "I still remember my last orders. The day the real war began," she says, likely a nod to the single-player campaign EA has been promising in this sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront .
In the leaked trailer, we also saw the imperial pilot with the mystery symbol, who also features prominently on the EA website . He or she is right in the middle of the last screen of the video, flanked by Daisy Ridley's Rey on the left (from the seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens) and Darth Maul on the right (from Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace).
It's a further nod to Battlefront 2's promise that the game will span multiple eras of Star Wars , and feature characters including Yoda and Kylo Ren as well, adding more mystery as to where this pilot fits in.
Of course, it could all be a nod to the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While our imperial pilot is not featured in the trailer released today , the leaked Battlefront 2 trailer indicates those who preorder the game will get access to something called Star Wars: The Last Jedi Heroes. This sounds like a similar deal to 2015, when Star Wars: Battlefront got the Battle of Jakku DLC expansion after The Force Awakens hit theaters.
Our fingers are crossed we'll get the full story tomorrow at the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 panel, where EA and Lucasfilm are promising to reveal more details about the upcoming game. GameSpot is there at Star Wars Celebration, and we'll have full coverage of the event and the latest news about Star Wars: Battlefront 2 right here on our homepage.
Polygon
186 d ago
Biggest moments and news from The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration
It wasn’t just the trailer
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Mashable
186 d ago
9 bizarre things that are still canon in the Star Wars universe
On Friday, the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was finally released. And it ruled.
It was great to see those characters from The Force Awakens that we've grown to love over the past year and half back in action. The new movies, including the spin off Rogue One, have all been the work of Disney with no creative input from series creator George Lucas
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The Verge
186 d ago
One of fantasy’s biggest authors comes to Star Wars
Before The Force Awakens hit theaters, Lucasfilm prepared fans with a steady drip of books and comics under the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens banner, telling some of the stories of events between Episodes VI and VII. During Star Wars Celebration Del Rey announced that it would be running a similar campaign to lead up to The Last Jedi with a series of “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” titles.
An impressive group of authors will be writing the books. Most notably, Ken Liu , a Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author who’s considered one of the biggest up and coming names in genre fiction, will write The Legends of Luke Skywalker. (He’s also writing a story in the upcoming Certain Point of View anthology ) Other...
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Mashable
186 d ago
Carrie Fisher officially won't be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
May the force be with you, princess. 
Although the late Carrie Fisher will return as General Leia Organa in this winter's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she will not appear in 2019's Episode IX, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed Friday. 
SEE ALSO: Star Wars family pulls out all the stops to celebrate its Princess
Fisher completed shooting for The Last Jedi before her death in December, but until now it's been unclear whether her character would appear in Episode IX. 
Last week, her brother Todd Fisher revealed to press that his family had granted Disney and Lucasfilm the rights to use recent footage of the late actress to complete her role, leading many to assume that Leia would indeed be back for the next installment. Read more...
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Polygon
186 d ago
Carrie Fisher won’t appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, after all
Contrary to what her brother had to say
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GameSpot
186 d ago
Incredibly Detailed Star Wars Sideshow Collectible Figures From Rogue One

Last year's hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story introduced a bunch of new characters to the Star Wars universe. Sideshow Collectibles had some new highly detailed figures from the film on display at Star Wars Celebration. Check out all of Sideshow's Rogue One figures, many of which are available for purchase on their website .
Make sure to check out our other Sideshow Collectibles gallery, which features Bounty Hunters .

The Verge
186 d ago
Contrary to reports, Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars: Episode IX
After widespread reports last weekend that Carrie Fisher’s family gave Lucasfilm the go-ahead for the late actress to appear in 2019’s Episode IX, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has told ABC News that Fisher will not be part of the film.
“Sadly, Carrie will not be in [Episode 9],'” Kennedy said, “But we will see a lot of Carrie in [The Last Jedi].'” She said Fisher’s brother, Todd, likely mixed up the films when he spoke last weekend. “We finished everything in [The Last Jedi],” Kennedy explained, “and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie.”
EXCLUSIVE: Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy says Carrie Fisher will NOT be in @StarWars Episode 9 as General Leia. #SWCO #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/gxH80QteYb
— Good Morning America...
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ABC
186 d ago
WATCH: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': 1st trailer drops at Star Wars Celebration
Fans at "Star Wars" Celebration were just treated to the very first trailer for the upcoming blockbuster "The Last Jedi."
GameSpot
186 d ago
Carrie Fisher Will Not Be In Star Wars: Episode 9, Lucasfilm Boss Says
Earlier this month, Carrie Fisher's brother said the late actress would be in Star Wars: Episode IX . At the time, he said Lucasfilm would use "recent footage" of the actress to put her in the film. Now, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has responded, confirming that Fisher will not be in Episode IX.
Kennedy confirmed this is an interview with Good Morning America, which airs on Disney subsidiary ABC. "Sadly, Carrie will not be in [Episode IX]," Kennedy said. You can watch the clip below ( via The Verge ).
EXCLUSIVE: Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy says Carrie Fisher will NOT be in @StarWars Episode 9 as General Leia. #SWCO #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/gxH80QteYb
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 14, 2017
Fisher will reprise her role as General Organa in this December's The Last Jedi. You will be seeing a lot of her in the movie, and she's great in it, Kennedy said in the interview. The first trailer for The Last Jedi was released today at Star Wars Celebration-- watch it here .
Kennedy mentioned in the GMA interview that the script for 2019's Episode IX was not written when Fisher passed away in December 2016. Fisher's brother, Todd, was "confused" regarding Carrie's appearance in Episode IX, Kennedy said.
Kennedy and Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow met in January 2017 to discuss Leia's role in the Star Wars universe going forward . Lucasfilm also confirmed that it would not use CGI to digitally resurrect Leia .
"Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family," the statement continued. "She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars."
A touching tribute to Fisher was released at Star Wars Celebration this week-- watch it here .
GameSpot
186 d ago
Best Cosplay From Star Wars Celebration 2017

At Star Wars Celebration in Orlando Florida this year, the main things everyone was talking about were, of course, the amazing The Last Jedi Trailer and the epic movie poster reveal . But true to the conferences name, people were also at the event to celeberate! There was a whole lot of wonderful cosplay over the weekend, and here are some of the best costumed fans we found.
Keep checking back as we'll be updating this gallery all weekend.

The Rolling Stone
186 d ago
Carrie Fisher Won't Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX,' Lucasfilm Says
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy clarified in a pair of interviews Friday that Carrie Fisher will not appear in the 2019 film Star Wars : Episode IX, despite
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Carrie Fisher Won't Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX,' Lucasfilm Says
TechCrunch
186 d ago
Crunch Report | ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer…Woooah
The Last Jedi Star Wars trailer is released, Facebook runs ads in French newspapers educating people on fake news and Apple gets permission from the DMV to start testing self-driving cars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
GameSpot
186 d ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Breakdown And Theories
Buddy has scoured the internet and watched the new Star Wars Episode 8 teaser trailer many times to bring you, dear viewers, every small, hidden, crazy detail and easter egg in this movie teaser direct to you!
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