During a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida on Friday, the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi was finally shown. The film’s director, Rian Johnson, along with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie Tran all unveiled the new footage — and it is stirring and somber.
Starting with Luke Skywalker saying “breathe” to Rey repeatedly, the tone of the trailer is more ominous than perhaps any Star Wars trailer before. Earlier on the panel, Daisy Ridley warned fans that Rey had “expectations” of Luke Skywalker that might not end up being fulfilled in the movie, and the trailer delivers on that twist. After a flurry of action, in the final moments of the trailer, the Jedi master and hero of the Rebellion says, “I know only one truth: It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
Watch the trailer here right now, and then, watch it again:
The Last Jedi opens everywhere on December 15, 2017.