New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Expected In July

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) handing a lightsaber to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Disney

The British Board of Film Classification, the censorship organization that mangled The Devils , insists on giving their stamp of approval to trailers too. Their very existence sucks if you care about human freedoms, but can be a boon to rumor hounds, as Furious Fanboys undoubtedly knew when they sniffed out the listing for a second Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer , posted to the BBFC site on Tuesday. Making Star Wars makes the quite reasonable conclusion that this second Last Jedi trailer will premiere either at Disney’s D23 Expo on July 15 or at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22. Either way, we’re getting a new Star Wars: Episode VIII trailer next month.

The BBFC lists the runtime for “Trailer B” as 1:31, over 40 seconds shorter than the first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi. But other than its length, we know nothing about it.

There’s not much else to say on this topic! Oh, I suppose we could go over some stuff we suspect is in the movie thanks to various Episode VIII set leaks. None of the following was revealed in the first trailer, but might just pop up in the second.

Where’s Snoke? We know (or think) from leaks that Supreme Leader Snoke will be a way different character in The Last Jedi than he was in The Force Awakens. Rather than the shadowy figure cloaked in tattered robes, The Last Jedi Snoke sounds more like a dandy, decked out in gold silk, genie slippers and a giant Ring Pop ring.

We also have yet to see Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern). Though the character was revealed in a Vanity Fair spread, everything we think we know about the character comes from set leaks suggesting she’ll be butting heads with General Leia and Poe Dameron for political control over the Resistance.

The first trailer also left out one of the central Episode VIII locations, the planet Canto Bight, which director Rian Johnson described as a “playground” for “rich assholes.”

Canto Bight is likely where Finn, Rey and Luke all meet up with Benicio del Toro’s character, DJ. And just like we haven’t yet seen footage of DJ, we also haven’t seen Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), a Resistance maintenance worker who has a big part to play in Poe Dameron and Finn’s stories.

While the first trailer for The Last Jedi gave a great sense of Rey’s story arc in the sequel to The Force Awakens, it restricted the other characters to a handful of shots. Finn, for example, is seen only once, briefly. It seems likely that the next Last Jedi trailer will focus instead on the political half of the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order, rather than the spiritual side embodied in Rey’s training with Luke and his plans to bring an end to the Jedi Order.

But don’t take my word for it. The trailer could have anything! It could even just be 90 seconds of Colin Trevorrow promising us he won’t fuck up Star Wars: Episode IX. Who knows!? We’ll just have to be patient.

Regardless of when the next trailer actually lands, Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters Dec. 15.

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