If director Rian Johnson had his druthers, we wouldn’t be seeing this.
But Lucasfilm marketing knows better. Fans hungered for one more bite of a marketing morsel from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and we have it: the second and last trailer for the latest Star Wars episode.
It premiered on Monday Night Football, in October, just like the final one for The Force Awakens did. And it’s clearly the dark Empire Strikes Back of this trilogy.
I think we can now consider ourselves fully primed for Episode 8, if we weren’t already.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017.