First Star Wars 8 Preview Has 'Full Trailer Feel'

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The first preview for Star Wars: The Last Jedi that will premiere at this week's Star Wars Celebration will lean more towards being a full trailer for the film than a smaller teaser. With Rogue One now in the rearview mirror, fans are becoming all the more desperate for any kind of information about Rian Johnson's Episode VIII. As the eighth chapter in the Skywalker family saga, the movie has been subject to a bevy of speculation and theories, and many cannot wait for December to roll around so their questions can be answered. Lately, the rumor mill has provided details on Benicio del Toro's mystery character and Supreme Leader Snoke.

While there are still eight months to go until The Last Jedi opens in theaters, viewers are about to get a brief taste of what to expect at Star Wars Celebration. Much like The Force Awakens back in 2015, the convention will be the site of a new trailer unveiling, showing off footage for moviegoers around the globe to analyze and dissect. There has been some question as to how long this trailer will be, considering it is the first one for Star Wars 8. As it turns out, it's going to be a little more than just a snippet.

According to Star Wars News Net, the Celebration trailer has what they call a "full trailer feel" and isn't "just a brief teaser." Specifics beyond that are not mentioned, but several will be encouraged by this development. Lucasfilm has kept an ironclad lock on any official reveals up to this point, so it arguably would have been disappointing if the trailer was simply a short "roll call" of the main characters - similar to the announcement trailer for Episode VII. Disney recently showcased a sizzle reel at an investors' meeting, which perhaps could serve as a template of what the general public will see on Friday.

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