Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser - 5 Similarities And 3 Big Differences To The Force Awakens

If the first trailer for The Last Jedi feels slightly familiar, here's why.

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Unless you've been Internet-deprived for a good few days (welcome back!), you surely noticed that the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has hit the web - but what you might not have noticed is that it bears several resemblances to one of its cousins; namely, the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The former is a fantastic first look at the upcoming film, capably conveying that darker tone we all expected the sequel to carry since the ominous, red-coloured Star Wars title font was first revealed some months ago, but it doesn't lose that beating heart and sense of wonder and adventure that's come to define the franchise over the years.

And, aside from the two sharing that beating heart, the debut teaser trailers for both Episodes 7 and 8 share more than a few visual similarities. These range from exact shots to specific moments, and from the opening few seconds of The Last Jedi's trailer, parallels like this are readily apparent.

But, of course, it's not all a copy-and-paste job. That aforementioned darker tone permeates the new teaser, a sense of foreboding and dread constantly bubbling beneath the surface, and this helps both pieces of marketing feel tonally distinct, despite the interesting handful of likenesses that they share.

Let's start with the five main similarities between both teaser trailers...


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