Star Wars: The Internet Is Still Freaking Out About Porgs

Sean McDonough

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Six months ago, Disney published a trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, giving us our first look at the sequel to 2015's The Force Awakens. This is possibly the First Order attack Kylo Ren leads against the Resistance, which we get a peek at earlier in the trailer.

In the clip Carrie, who has been playing Leia since the 1977 original, is seen looking troubled as the voice-over from her on-screen son, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) suggests he's going to blow up her ship.

The chips have fallen and we have seen the Last Jedi trailer; time to break it down to small parts and talk about it a while. Ron Howard was brought in to take over directing duties after Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who shot much of the film) were fired. Fisher, who had played Leia in the "Star Wars" films since 1977, died suddenly in December 2016 at age 60. As we've seen in the trailers to date, Luke is not happy to find Rey on his doorstep, and it appears that while he does train her, he's not super thrilled about it. "It does now." With that in mind, we know that Luke is afraid of what Rey can become if she harnesses her power.

"It didn't scare me enough then", says Luke. It's clear that The Last Jedi will have a strong focus on Rey and her Jedi training, and the trailer hints at a darkness taking hold of her... will she remain true to herself or let the darkness overpower her?

Going back to The Force Awakens, the novelisation of that fleshes out the duel between Rey and Kylo Ren. "Kill it, if you have to", he voiceovers. In a final "Oh no!" moment, Rey looks distraught as she says, "I need someone to show me my place in all this".

The trailer garnered a big reaction on social media and racked up more than 300,000 views on YouTube in roughly 30 minutes. The creature, which is inspired by puffins and is a sea bird native to Ahch-To, came into our purview in late July after Lucasfilm released a behind-the-scenes featurette for The Last Jedi.

Their absence in this trailer means that, as impressive as Star Wars: The Last Jedi already might seem, there's plenty of surprises left up its metaphorical sleeve.

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