After a brief detour to explore the days leading up to A New Hope in last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Star Wars franchise will soon get back on track with Rian Johnson's upcoming sequel. Despite our anticipation for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we still know very little about the film's overall narrative. The long-awaited movie has remained firmly under wraps for the better part of two years, but a new Japanese poster for the story suggests that we're due for the most shocking twist in Star Wars history. Translated, the poster states:
As far as teases go, that caption on the Japanese poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (courtesy of Starwarsnews.net) has us pretty excited. It's far from surprising to see that a poster is trying to get audiences hyped up for the release of a Star Wars movie, but the very precise wording makes this poster seem unique. The franchise from the galaxy far, far away has become iconic for creating one of the most famous movie twists of all time (spoiler alert: Darth Vader is Luke's father!), and this poster claims that the reveal in the upcoming film will top that.
This naturally raises questions about what could happen in The Last Jedi to make the reveal so "shocking." In all honesty, at this point, it could be anything. From the actual identity of Supreme Leader Snoke to the reveal of Rey's real parentage, so many new elements were introduced into the Star Wars mythos during the events of The Force Awakens that the opportunities for full left turns in this universe have become endless.
The rest of the information conveyed on the poster falls in line with what we have come to expect from The Last Jedi's story. Our favorite characters continue to deal with the fallout of The Force Awakens (particularly the death of Han Solo), and Rey has only just begun to tap into her potential power over The Force. After a retread of classic Star Wars in the last film, the stage is set for something very different -- and very exciting.
Check out the Japanese poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below for a closer look at the promotional art.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the future of the Star Wars saga as more details become available to us. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters later this year on December 15. In the meantime, what do you think the "shocking truth" will be in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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