In 2015, Disney made its colossally anticipated first major step into the Star Wars business with Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The end result more than warranted the company’s 4 billion dollar investment into the franchise as it fast became one of the highest grossing films of all time and ushered in a new era for Star Wars and its many fans. Those same fans have started eagerly speculating over details of the saga’s next chapter, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson.
Although the first trailer supposedly isn’t due until April for the yearly “Star Wars Celebration” convention, Disney shareholders were able to get a first look at footage from the new film. According to Daniel Miller of the Los Angeles Times, Disney’s annual shareholders meeting premiered a teaser for The Last Jedi that showcased returning characters, new locales, and the moments after the cliffhanger ending of The Force Awakens.
The highlight of the footage was Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker responding to the appearance of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and her offering of his old lightsaber by asking what very well could be the film’s first line of dialogue, “Who are you?” This should get fans talking since that is the very question they themselves have been asking since 2015 as Rey’s origins and parentage are still a well-kept mystery.
Other characters featured were Chewbacca the Wookiee, General Leia Organa (the late Carrie Fisher), and Finn (John Boyega). Sweeping epic landscapes of mountains, oceans, forests, and deserts were also shown.