Breaking Down The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Author Thumbnail BY Jon Arvedon - October 11, 2017
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Last night marked the premiere of the first full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and nearly 24 hours later, the buzz is still louder than a rathtar and a rancor in a screaming match. We here at Epicstream aren’t immune to the hype, either, so we decided to breakdown some of the key moments from the trailer. Check them out below: 

#1- Behold: The Gorilla Walkers

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Remember how breathtaking the AT-ATs were the first time you saw them in The Empire Strikes Back? Well, the First Order’s new Gorilla Walkers absolutely put them to shame. These vehicles, officially known as AT-M6s (All Terrain MegaCaliber Six), are far more stable than their clunky predecessors, and they’ll certainly spell trouble for the Resistance.

#2- Did Kylo Ren Get On Snoke’s Bad Side?

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In this scene, we see Kylo Ren in what is likely Snoke’s throne room (as evidenced by the Praetorian Guards whose feet you can see in the background). However, that begs the question as to why Kylo Ren is there with his lightsaber on the ground. The fact that his trusty weapon is at his feet could be a sign that he’s being reprimanded by Snoke, possibly for his failure to defeat the inexperienced Rey in The Force Awakens.

#3- We’re Going To Spend A Lot Of Time On Ahch-To

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In this past April’s teaser trailer, every scene featuring Rey took place on Ahch-To – the island where Luke has remained in seclusion since he was betrayed by Kylo Ren. In the new trailer, it looks to be more of the same, save for Rey’s encounter with Snoke, and possibly Kylo Ren (it’s not entirely clear where that scene takes place). That being said, it’s safe to say much of The Last Jedi will take place on Ahch-To as Rey undergoes her training under Luke’s apprehensive/watchful eye. In fact, for all we know, Luke way not even leave the island at all during the course of the film. 

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Jon Arvedon was born and raised on the not-so-mean streets of Central Massachusetts. Jon uses his time consuming, collecting, and sharing all aspects of nerd culture. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonArvedon.
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