Epic New Trailer For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Here

There's a snazzy new poster too.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Porg

Breathe. Just breathe.

As expected - and as Mark Hamill tweeted and then deleted - the new, full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived during Monday Night Football on October 9, bringing us the best look yet at the upcoming middle chapter of the new trilogy.

Well, damn!

Rian Johnson admitted on Twitter to being torn as to whether fans should watch the trailer or go in fresh, and it does certainly give much more away than the first teaser. But Lucasfilm and Disney have pretty much mastered this game by now, and the trailer stays on the right side of not spoiling too much, instead just hinting at what's to come.

And what hints they are. We've got much more of Rey and Luke on Ahch-To, along with his reluctance to train her thanks to the memory of Ben Solo; signs of Han and Leia's son continuing to feel the pull of both sides of the Force, especially when it comes to his mother; a proper look at Supreme Leader Snoke, acting as the movie's puppet master; Rey, captured; and a screaming Porg that's destined to steal the show and our hearts.

It's an evocative tease, with the onus very much on Rey, Luke, and Kylo Ren and the power that binds them, and promises something very special indeed when December 15 (or a day earlier in the UK) finally rolls around.

A new poster was also unveiled ahead of the trailer, which nicely emphasises the mirroring of Rey and Kylo along with the ambiguous nature of Luke in the movie.

What do you think of the new trailer? Share your thoughts down in the comments section, and be sure to check back to WhatCulture.com for full breakdown and analysis.

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