While we wait for a second trailer at Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we fans have looked onto to Force Friday II for any kind of answer. The day that’s dedicated to everything new in the world of Star Wars merchandise has become quite a celebration over the last two years, and in honor of that day the last jthis Friday, we have two brand new looks at the massively anticipated film.
First up is Rey, Daisy Ridley’s force sensitive orphan who every person in the universe has fallen in love with. Thanks to Yahoo! Movies and their fall preview, and while it doesn’t reveal much of anything, we have been given a brand new look at a training Rey, who stands cliffside on Luke’s now self-exiled planet Ahch-To. While the new image is a little less “interesting” (according to some), the image is simply just a much better look at the shot we’ve all seen from the one trailer we have. What’s so wrong with that?
The one interesting part about this image is the context it’s in. From The Force Awakens, we know that Rey went searching for Luke and found him at the end of the film. Until earlier this year, we all thought that the two characters coming together would bring light back to the galaxy. But, as Ridley said earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration, he may not be the same hero that everyone has heard about:
“We go deeper into Rey’s story, and what is very apparent from where we left off in The Force Awakens and where we begin with The Last Jedi is Rey has a certain expectation as to what she might be getting from Luke and what that might entail. As a lot of people know, it’s difficult when you meet your heroes because it might not be what you expect.”
We now officially know that Luke doesn’t give Rey the warmest of welcomes when we return to Ahch-To, which may be due to the First Order and Kylo Ren. All great heroes in every story are always reluctant to return to action, but it’s obvious that he will return to the glory of the Luke Skywalker legend, and it will be alongside Rey. But before that happens, we’ll be seeing a very different kind of Skywalker, one that’s teased in this new image.
The end of The Force Awakens featured a Luke rocking classic Jedi robes, but as this image shows, Luke may jump into action in some darker colors, and their might be a few reasons why. This new image is strictly a promotional image rather than an official still, but it stills makes us wonder. Is Luke just returning to the robes he wore through Return of the Jedi or does this ominous look indicate that Luke has become not a villain, but a darker Jedi? Someone who possibly doesn’t play by the rules of the old Jedi code anymore. Could Luke be our first Grey Jedi? One can hope…
Hopefully these images are just a tease for what’s to come. With Force Friday II around the corner, we’re all hoping that it screams “a new trailer is on the way!” Again, one can hope right? Anyway, let me know your thoughts of these images in the comments. What do you think about Luke’s new look? Does it really mean anything? Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.