On Monday, Good Morning America advertised a Star Wars “announcement you won’t want to miss,” that was “40 Years in the making.” But it wasn’t a trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi as many had hoped.
Instead, Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill spoke Tuesday about the new initiatives for Omaze’s Star Wars: Force for Change, a charity they’re backing. They also chatted about Skywalker ranch … wait. Daisy Ridley has never been to Skywalker Ranch? Since we didn’t get a trailer, are we supposed to read into that?
Prizes include a possible cameo in the upcoming Han Solo movie and a trip to the world premiere of The Last Jedi. First prize is a trip to Skywalker Ranch, located north of San Francisco and billed as the “pastoral home to Lucasfilm’s celebrated sound design, mixing, and audio post-production facility, Skywalker Sound.”
During this segment, Hamill ribbed Ridley about the fact that she’s never been to Skywalker Ranch. While this could read as a totally innocuous silly joke, it did seem a bit pointed. Was this a subtle hint that Rey is not related to Luke Skywalker? Is Hamill using a mind trick in this video? OK, probably not. Here’s the clip:
It might be crazy to assume there would be hints about the plot of The Last Jedi in an announcement for a charity initiative, but there’s a precedent for such a thing. In 2015, when J.J. Abrams spearheaded the initial Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, numerous of the videos specifically teased new elements of the movie, most notably, Abrams hanging around Poe Dameron’s X-wing fighter
So, the Force for Change charity promo videos have contained hints about upcoming Star Wars movies before. This subtle tease from Hamill could suggest something about the plot of The Last Jedi, maybe. Coupled with the idea that Luke’s first words to Rey in The Last Jedi are reportedly “who are you?” the likelihood of Rey being in the Skywalker family is becoming more and more distant.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is expected to drop this week on Thursday or Friday at Star Wars Celebration, which gets started on Thursday in Orlando, Florida.