All The TV Spots
Once the trailers stopped, the TV spots began. And, like the First Order, there's seemingly no stopping them. People often complain about TV spots giving away too much, and that was even true of the notoriously tight-lipped The Force Awakens, but here it all feels like extension, with few major spoilers at play - which makes them all the more worth watching.
We're including the officially released spots on their own, but due to there being so many we couldn't even fit them all on one page, the rest have been compiled into a playlist.
Luke in the Falcon? Rey raising the saber against her master? "Darkness rises and light to meet it"? This may just be the best piece of promotional material for The Last Jedi, a chilling mood piece that features some purely incredible shots.
As the title suggests, this is all about our main trio: Finn, Poe and Rey. Unlike the rest of the trailers, this is more unashamedly about the Reistance, with Finn waking up (his first words are "Rey") and a little more of Poe in action in his X-Wing.
And we're back to Rey and Luke! This TV spot is very much an expansion of the teaser, with a bit more of Skywalker training his new apprentice and looking altogether worried by her untapped, unlimited power.
This spot got its name from Phasma's menacing welcome to (presumably) Finn, but made headlines for showing Chewbacca batting away a porg. A short and sweet Thanksgiving tease, this really hammered home the message of these all trailers: Star Wars is back!
Good Morning America Extended Spot
— Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) December 1, 2017
Presented on GMA by Mark Hamill, this spot had a lot of new footage. Focusing partially on Poe and BB-8 on a high-speed mission and Rey choosing to use Luke's saber, it's an epic character piece with one hell of a payoff.
All The Rest
As promised, here are the rest of the TV spots in a single playlist. They're mostly variations of what we've seen, with slightly extended footage (especially of the Crait battle) and a bit more of Rey's training. What's most striking is the difference in tone - some are dark and moody, others incredibly triumphant.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019