New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Video Features Way More Finn

With Zack Snyder's Justice League in theaters this weekend, there's one more major blockbuster arriving before the New Year. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will continue the main narrative of the space opera, once again bringing Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker into the story in the process. The generations of fans are absolutely starving for more footage or hints at what the upcoming sequel entails. Luckily, a brief new shot has just arrived, and it helps fill in the blanks of Finn's story since we last saw in him recovering from his injuries in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check it out below.

Is it December yet? While this new video recycles previously released footage, there are a few new and exciting moments. Let's break it all down.

The above video opens with a shot that we'd previously seen in the first trailer. Finn is in some sort of medical tube that is helping him recover from the battle with Kylo Ren on Starkiller base; the tube seems to be traveling across the planes of Crait. But he suddenly and violently awakens from his coma, with just one thing on his mind: Rey. When he lost consciousness, Rey was about to take up Luke's lightsaber and fight Kylo Ren herself. She was eventually victorious, but Finn was seriously injured in the skirmish.

Luckily for Finn, it appears his good buddy Poe is also at the Resistance base on Crait at the same time. He knows Finn must have a billion questions, but Rey seems to be the former Stormtrooper's only priority. This will no doubt be a bummer for all those Star Wars fans hoping the pair would become a romantic couple themselves. But Finn once again seems wholly enamored by Rey, as he was during their first adventure together.

Other characters and heroes are seen throughout the new trailer, although Finn eventually comes back to the forefront during his epic looking battle with Captain Phasma. John Boyega's voice is heard over the action, as he reveals how it feels to finally have a mission and purpose. This in stark opposition to what we've been hearing about Finn's plot in The Last Jedi. It seems the heroes will all be tempted by the Dark Side in the new sequel, and Finn will wonder whether or not he really belongs in The Resistance at all.

Although the overall plot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a big mystery, it's clear that the folks over at Disney and Lucasfilm are pleased with the work of director Rian Johnson. After Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow dropped out of helming Episode IX, it was reported that Johnson was asked. But rather than simply directing another sequel, he'll have an even more important in the franchise. Because Rian Johnson is developing a new trilogy of films apart from the main narrative, allowing the galaxy far, far away to be expanded like never before.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in theaters on December 15th-- you can pre-order tickets here. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.