Rian Johnson debuts teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'

The trailer followed a panel with the film's stars, director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy that took place at the massive "Star Wars" fan gathering, Star Wars Celebration, in Orlando, Florida.

The trailer concludes with the line, "I only know one truth: It's time for the Jedi to end".

Fisher, known for playing Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, died December 27, 2016 after suffering a medical emergency on board a plane.

Earlier, star Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey, said part of the story in "The Last Jedi" is that it can be hard to "meet your heroes". "It's time for the Jedi to end".

It's like the opening words to the official Star Wars Episode 8 trailer is speaking directly to us: its fans as we try not to hyperventilate from excitement!

"The Last Jedi" stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. But instead of Yoda training Luke, Luke is training Rey. and well, we could be safe to assume he won't cling onto her back and spout off nonsense as they run through a forest.

The trailer shows opens with Rey on the island where we saw Luke in "The Force Awakens". "A small amount", said Ridley, laughing.

Hammil, who plays the legendary Luke Skywalker character, wrote that she is "so much like her mother in so many ways- it was nearly as if we were cuddling our Princess again!"

At the same event, Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, donned a Princess Leia-style dress and delivered Fisher's famous "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi" speech, remembering her mother's legacy: "My mom, like Leia, wasn't ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable", she said.

  • Leroy Wright