Rey promises she will not fail Luke Skywalker if he takes her under his wing during an emotional conversation in a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot. Promotional clips are just pouring in from Lucasfilm as we near the release date of the famed franchise's upcoming episodic installment. The latest, however, runs a little bit longer than the previously released ones and it features some heavy exchanges between Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill's characters.
We presume that the film will be split into three parts simultaneously taking place, with each of our new heroes going off on their respective adventures. Poe mans the Resistance's frontlines with General Leia against the First Order. Finn and newbie Rose Tico are busy seeking out codebreaker DJ for a still unclear mission, while Rey is expected to spend some time with Luke in the remote planet of Ahch-To where we last saw them in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the first two movie plots take care of the action and spectacle, the scavenger's journey in The Last Jedi appears to be more spiritual, reminiscent of Luke's own excursion to Dagobah to meet Master Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.
Clocking in at a minute and twenty seconds, the clip features a bevy of extended and different angled shots from previous footage we have seen before. A majority of it focuses on Rey and Luke's dynamic in Ahch-To, particularly with the youngster actively convincing the last remaining Jedi to train her. Clearly, you can see the struggle inside Luke with regard to deciding whether he is willing to once again take a risk at someone new to become his protege or he is still too traumatized by what went down with his own nephew that he ultimately decides to turn her down. Check out the spot above.
Taking a closer look at the spot, the conversation between Rey and Luke seemingly confirms that the parting shot from the second trailer of the film released month was nothing but a ruse. You can remember that when that clip dropped, many fans were dumbfounded to see the scavenger seemingly teaming up with Kylo Ren. And while there are others who did not fall for the ploy and called the scene's bluff given the different backgrounds of the characters, this new spot apparently affirms that Rey is indeed asking Luke about helping her find her place in all this madness.
Despite the film's release just around the corner, there is still a lot that needs to be unpacked in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. All these promo materials may give us the look and feel of the movie, but it is still quite difficult to predict where Rian Johnson is taking the saga narrative-wise. If it's any indication, the fact that the Looper filmmaker has just been tapped to develop a whole new trilogy for the mythos says strongly about what we can expect from the movie. Luckily, as previously mentioned, we won't have to wait very long to fully learn about what is in store for our heroes (and villains).
- 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
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018