Fans of the Star Wars saga got a taste of the latest movie in the new trilogy, with the latest trailer for Rian Johnson’s take on the franchise hinting at a dark direction for the franchise.
“I thought the trailer was spectacular, and very intense,” said Serkis in a discussion with IGN. “It absolutely reflects the tone and the feel of the movie… I do think this movie is going to really surprise people with its plotline and story and its tension in it.”
The trailer was packed with a lot of iconic moments that were carefully edited so as not to give key plot elements away, though there were a lot of hints to the film’s directions. Who is Snoke talking to? Who is Kylo Ren talking to? And will Rey join the Dark Side by the film’s end?
There are a lot of questions raised in this latest trailer, but there could be even more by the film’s end. Mark Hamill has previously spoken about how he “fundamentally disagreed” with the direction Johnson took the character of Luke Skywalker in the film, though he has since clarified.
“I got into trouble because… I was quoted as saying to Rian that I fundamentally disagree with everything you decided about Luke, and it was inartfully [sic] phrased,” Hamill said to Variety. “What I was, was surprised at how he saw Luke. And it took me a while to get around to his way of thinking, but once I was there it was a thrilling experience. I hope it will be for the audience too.”
The actor expressed confidence in Johnson’s direction, citing the work in his previous films that bent genres.
“Rian Johnson is an amazing filmmaker,” Hamill said. “And if you look at Brick, or Brothers Bloom, or Looper, each film is different from the last one and they’re so inventive. And I think people will be pleased and surprised, I know I was.”
Fans might be just as surprised as Hamill was when Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.