What Star Wars Showed In The Last Jedi Footage Presentation

Rey holding lightsaber out in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Now that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has had its time in the proverbial sun, Star Wars fans have been firmly focused on what's ahead with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While The Force Awakens released its first teaser trailer over a year before its release, Disney and Lucasfilm still haven't released any The Last Jedi footage to the public yet. However, if you happened to be sitting in on the Disney investors' conference yesterday, then you were one of the lucky few who saw an early glimpse of the movie. Yesterday we reported on how one of the scenes shown was Luke Skywalker saying "Who are you?", and now we have a full description of the scenes that were presented at that meeting.

Meeting attendee Matthew Hansen sent Slashfilm a rundown of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi sizzle reel shown yesterday. Following the scene of Luke Skywalker saying his first line, it transitioned to Poe Dameron in his X-Wing (with BB-8 in the droid cockpit) saying, "It's now or never." From there, the shots included Chewbacca roaring, Captain Phasma, General Leia Organa with a hologram of the Resistance fleet behind her, Finn and Kelly Marie Tran's character on the bridge of a First Order ship wearing First Order uniforms, several shots of Rey using Luke's lightsaber (with one of them showing Luke observing her from a ridge), and X-Wing flying into what looked like a Resistance hangar, and finally, Rey levitating pebbles and dirt around her hand with the Force.

But wait, there's more! Later in the presentation, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger presented the Star Wars: The Force Awakens ending so the people in the room would remember how that movie concluded. Then he showed the moment immediately afterwards that will be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Luke Skywalker walks up and takes the lightsaber from Rey with both hands, and then there's a wider shot of Luke looking up at the camera. Cut to black. That's not much, but at least we know Luke doesn't spend another 5 minutes staring at Rey as her arm falls asleep from holding out the lightsaber.

Besides Rey's Jedi training on Ahch-To under Luke Skywalker's tutelage, arguably the most interesting moment from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi reel was confirmation that Finn will be going undercover to sneak back into the First Order for some kind of mission, and that Kelly Marie Tran's character will be helping him. Some (not all) of this material would have worked excellently had Lucasfilm decided to release a teaser trailer late last year like they did with The Force Awakens. Now that time has passed, and fans are still waiting for their first look at the blockbuster. Right now, it's looking more likely that the first preview will be shown at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando next month.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15.

Adam Holmes
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