Fans of Star Wars have been given a taste of what's to come as Disney release trailer for the latest film in the franchise 'The Last Jedi' which is set to be released in the US and the UK in December. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. It's been six months since the teaser trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' had fans salivating for the film being released in mid-December. On Monday (October 9), the theatrical trailer for the film containing all new material debuted during halftime of the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. Walt Disney, who own the rights to the 'Star Wars' franchise, used a similar tactic two years ago when 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' was debuted during the halftime of the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Star Wars fans vented their disapproval of having to watch American football to get a glimpse of the film. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' picks up where the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' left off with the mysterious force-wielding Rey (Daisy Ridley) coming face to face with the central Jedi of the original trilogy, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Returning to the franchise are John Boyega as Finn, the late Carrie Fisher as Leia, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Andy Serkis as the menacing Snoke and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron alongside some of the more quirky characters in the franchise, C-3PO, R2-D2, BB8 and Chewbacca. Three major characters have been added to the franchise, including Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo and Benicio Del Toro as an unknown character called DJ. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has been written and directed by Rian Johnson. Back in July, both Johnson and Hamill told Reuters to expect surprises as there are some "unexpected choices" in this second film of the new trilogy.