UPDATE: Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill teased a “big announcement” on Good Morning America, which was a new “Force for Change” campaign and competition.
The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is reportedly arriving this week and here’s what we know about it. It’s already been strongly rumored that the trailer will make its debut at the Star Wars Celebration event this Friday, and it seems likely considering that The Force Awakens had its full trailer released at 2015’s same event.
According to Star Wars News Net, a “preview” of the film will certainly be shown to the Celebration’s panel on Friday, and it “will definitely have the ‘full trailer’ feel, not just a brief teaser.”
— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) April 9, 2017
ScreenRant is also confident of a trailer arriving at the event, although doesn’t know much else beyond that:
“Specifics beyond that are not mentioned, but several will be encouraged by this development. Lucasfilm has kept an ironclad lock on any official reveals up to this point, so it arguably would have been disappointing if the trailer was simply a short ‘roll call’ of the main characters – similar to the announcement trailer for Episode VII.”
The footage is expected to be more substantial than what Disney shareholders watched last month, and we can expect the trailer to arrive publicly soon after the Celebration.
Director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy are confirmed to appear at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando on April 14th. The official Star Wars site says that ‘the talk promises to feature a few surprises and special guests, kickstarting what is sure to be an exciting and memorable weekend’.
Here’s the full schedule for the Celebration, starting with the 40th anniversary session on Thursday:
Thursday, April 13
16:15-17:00 Ian McDiarmid: Tales from the Dark Side
16:00-17:00 Doug Chiang: The Production Design of Rogue One
Friday, April 14
11:00-12:30 The Last Jedi panel
13:30-14:30 The Making of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
17:30-18:30 Mark Hamill’s Tribute to Carrie Fisher
Saturday, April 15
13:30-14:30 Anthony Daniels: 40 Years with Threepio
16:00-17:00 Marvel Comics presents Star Wars
Sunday, April 16
13:00-14:00 Hamill Himself – Mark Hamill panel
Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th. Check out the 8 things we hope to see in the trailer. And if you simply can’t wait to see it, have a giggle at our April Fools trailer, which reveals an unlikely last Jedi: