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Star Wars fans were treated to a look at an older Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens, but it will be in The Last Jedi this December that he'll finally get to shine more than three decades after we bid farewell to him in Return of the Jedi. Luke's been spending the last couple years in a galaxy far, far away in isolation on Ahch-To, but as a new video for The Last Jedi has now shown, he'll soon be back in a familiar environment. More specifically, the Millennium Falcon.
A lot has happened since the last time we saw Luke Skywalker aboard the Millennium Falcon, and it's clear from the look in Luke's eyes in this new Star Wars: The Last Jedi video that things are different. The Millennium Falcon doesn't entirely feel like home without its previous captain. Sadly, Han Solo was killed by Kylo Ren, his son and Luke's former apprentice, meaning that Luke won't get to spend one last time with his old scoundrel buddy. Thankfully, Luke will be able to reunite with Chewbacca and R2-D2, who accompanied Rey to Ahch-To.
There's a scattering of other new footage sprinkled into this Star Wars: The Last Jedi video alongside what was shown in last month's trailer, such as a wide look at Snoke's throne room (evidently the supreme leader isn't a fan of decoration), Finn taking part in the battle on Crait and the Millennium Falcon bursting free from the Crait underground. And then there's the money shot: Rey with Luke's old lightsaber looking ready for battle in gloomy weather. Anyone betting she's about to face off against one of the Knights of Ren?
Rather than pick up several months or years after The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi will begin immediately after those events, with Rey handing Luke back his lightsaber and learning the ways of the Force with him (though not without some initial resistance from the Rebel hero). Elsewhere in the galaxy, Finn will be going on a secret mission with newcomer Rose Tico, Poe Dameron will continue shooting down TIE Fighters on his X-Wing as he learns to become a better leader for The Resistance and Kylo Ren will take the next step forward on his dark path. For those of you who think you already have a good grasp on what will unfold, you would be wise to heed Luke's words: "This is not going to go the way you think."