“He’s so important to the mythos in this next film,” said producer Kathleen Kennedy of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Anticipation’s running high for Episode VIII, not least because of the way 2015’s The Force Awakens teased the erstwhile hero. “Luke Skywalker’s vanished” ran the opening crawl; in the end, we didn’t get to see Mark Hamill’s Jedi until the final shot. So where will The Last Jedi take the story next?
After what feels like an aeon of waiting, the trailer for Episode VIII made its debut at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando today – and while it doesn’t give away too much, it gives us a tantalising glimpse of what director Rian Johnson has in store.
One thing’s for sure: at least some of the questions left over from The Force Awakens will finally be answered…