For a initial time given 1977, it’s commencement to demeanour as if Luke Skywalker has once again spin a assembly substitute for a Star Wars authorization — during slightest when it comes to a opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The sneak footage shown to Disney shareholders Wednesday gave Luke a probability to voice a doubt that fans have been seeking given 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when he asks Rey, “Who are you?”
Of course, there’s each probability Luke means it in a some-more verbatim clarity than Star Wars fans; after all, to him, she’s a foreigner who’s shown adult on his island hideaway, charity him a lightsaber. Why wouldn’t he wish to know who she is? He hasn’t seen a final movie, and so doesn’t know anything about her adventures with Han, Finn et al, nor since she unexpected has a Millennium Falcon. “Who are you?” is a many suitable thing he could contend to her.
But a doubt manages to make Luke some-more relatable to a assembly than he has been given a initial Star Wars movie. After 3 installments that initial towering him divided from a spectator by stripping him of his “everyman” standing in terms of abilities and after lineage, and afterwards private him from a account altogether, he once again comes behind to a position of not being a impression who knows some-more than other people about a primary storyline. Nor is he a concentration of a narrative. Instead, he’s a one who needs answers — and, usually as importantly, he is seeking them of a impression who is, for all intents and purposes, his replacement.
Placing a “Who are you?” as a concentration of a initial footage from a film to be screened outward a proportions of Lucasfilm is, in a possess way, a counterpart of a consummate of The Force Awakens; as Rey presents a lightsaber to Luke during a finish of that movie, cementing a smoothness of a Skywalker Saga, if not indispensably a Jedi Order itself, so does Luke’s doubt benefaction a purpose of protagonist to Rey — a metaphorical flitting of a flame that also resolutely focuses a audience’s courtesy on what is expected to be a core doubt during a heart of The Last Jedi.
That’s not to contend that a film will indispensably answer all a questions per a character’s backstory — indeed, we wish that it won’t, though that’s merely since I’m likewise carefree that she won’t spin out to be Luke’s daughter. Instead, don’t be astounded if a film performs a identical charge to that finished by The Empire Strikes Back for Luke himself: a transformative, educational routine that leaves her assured in her abilities and her clarity of self forward of a third and final installment of a trilogy. “Who are you?” isn’t usually a doubt about origins, after all, though one of destiny, as well.
This initial footage, then, does distant some-more than would seem to be a box on initial glance. It doesn’t usually exhibit that Mark Hamill hasn’t mislaid his voice, nor endorse that a opening of The Last Jedi does, in fact, collect adult immediately from a consummate of The Force Awakens. It resets a impression dynamics of a array and reveals usually what a film is about, but spoiling any tract sum whatsoever. If usually all previews could be as concurrently filled with definition and abandoned of specifics.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be expelled Dec. 15.