Mark Hamill shares picture with Carrie Fisher's daughter at Star Wars convention

The music changes a bit, giving us a cue of what the score sounds like when Kylo Ren is around in The Force Awakens. "Rey?" he said laughing.

Luke figures prominently in several scenes of the trailer and is heard saying ominously, "I only know one truth".

The Last Jedi is expected to be released in Australia in mid-December.

The series also introduced a new poster that had Rey holding a lightsaber to the sky with the faces of Skywalker and Adam Driver's Kylo Ren above her. The latter, in effect, was on an infiltration mission, on a First Order ship, and more precisely on one of these mortals Super Star Destroyer, in order to destroy it from the inside by planting explosives.

The film is still in the post-production and editing, director Rian Johnson told fans at the Celebration, where a flim poster also was revealed, according to Rolling Stone.

NEW YORK (AP) - Is the Force still strong with Luke Skywalker? "Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is you don't", he told the newspaper.

That's where Rey comes in, and why the dialogue in the trailer for The Last Jedi packs an important punch. "So he's in recovery, but he'll definitely be back in 'The Last Jedi, ' and he's not playing this time". Carrie was a significant part in that story - that was something she very much wanted and something we very much wanted.

"There are lots of rumors, but to be perfectly honest, we're in the midst of talking about all of that right now", she said.

"That's thrown the galaxy into chaos, and the First Order are jumping on that at the beginning of our movie", Johnson said.

Johnson said Tran's character will quickly become a fan favourite.

The footage was shown at the "Star Wars Celebration" gathering in Orlando, Florida, during a panel on the eighth installment in the blockbuster space opera, due for release on December 15. Joining the resistance is a whole new character named Rose, played by Kellie Marie Tran.

We're immediately transported back to the planet Ahch-To, where we left Rey and Luke at the end of Episode VII, at what appears to be the beginning of her tutelage.

  • Salvatore Jensen