Star Wars is a franchise synonymous with plot twists. After all, "I am your father" is probably one of the biggest (if not the absolute biggest) narrative left turns in the history of genre cinema. With so much invested in the process of taking audiences off-guard, we recently had the chance to ask the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi about moments from the marketing that they wish had been withheld until after the film's release. However, when we posed that question to Oscar Isaac, he explained that the trailers could not spoil The Last Jedi because the twists are more nuanced this time around. Isaac revealed:
It's obvious that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will feature plenty of twists and turns. It would not be a Star Wars movie if it didn't. However, Oscar Isaac's remarks during that interview make it seem like these moments will require the context of the film around them to pay off in a substantial way. It is not like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice or Terminator: Salvation, both of which featured massive spoilers in their marketing campaigns. The twists in Star Wars: The Last Jedi seem to have more nuance and can't be blatantly spoiled by a preview or a TV spot.
Of course, there's always the chance that Oscar Isaac was merely playing it safe and trying not to hint at a significant spoiler that exists somewhere in the timeline of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After all, we already know that the folks at Lucasfilm did designate a "no-fly list" for moments that they could and couldn't include in the film's marketing. Beyond that, director Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill have suggested that fans shouldn't watch the trailers for the movie ahead of its release. It looks like we will have to wait until December 15 to know why.
If you are looking for a closer glimpse at our interview with Laura Dern and Oscar Isaac, then check out the following clip to find out what else they had to say about Star Wars: The Last Jedi's marketing.
With all of that said, other members of the Last Jedi cast answered this question somewhat differently. Specifically, when we spoke to Rey actress Daisy Ridley about the film's marketing campaign, she bluntly admitted that she would've liked to see the behind-the-scenes featurettes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi steer clear of her fight training, as well as the frustration seen in those clips. However, she too didn't say anything about spoilers for the plot itself, so there's credence to the notion that the previews can't ruin The Last Jedi's story.
Those little moments and twists will come together when Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts in theaters on December 15. Be sure to order your tickets for the highly-anticipated blockbuster now and let us know what you think of the recent trailers for the film in the comments section below!