We're about six weeks away from the release of Star Wars Episode 8, and the trailers for the movie just keep on coming — which should have every sci-fi fan excited. In the latest trailer that was just released, the focus is decidedly on Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, who appears to take center stage in this film. Take a look to see for yourself.
What's especially cool about this Star Wars trailer is the fact that we get to see Luke return "home," so to speak, as he steps aboard the Millennium Falcon for the first time in decades. We also get a sense of more of the growing conflict within Rey (Daisy Ridley) as she is being trained in the ways of the Force by Luke; and then, of course, there's the growing threat of Adam Driver's Kylo Ren.
And while we're waiting for "The Last Jedi", Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy recently revealed that plans are being mapped out for the next decade or so of stories set a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, saying this during a recent promotional interview:
"We're sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories and we’re looking at narratively where that might go."
"Future stories beyond Episode IX, with these new characters, Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven’t been yet, and that’s exciting, too, because it’s a vast galaxy far, far away. The possibilities are endless."
Beyond the December 15 release of The Last Jedi, we've got the next standalone film — much in the way that Rogue One was — in the form of next May's Solo: A Star Wars Story (directed by Ron Howard), which is a prequel focusing on the young Han Solo. And then, of course, there's 2019's Episode IX, which will see The Force Awakens' J.J. Abrams returning to the director's chair. Reportedly, there is a young Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film in the works, and fans can only hope that Ewan McGregor will reprise the role from the Star Wars prequel films.
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