If you want to remain spoiler-free for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you might not want to watch tonight’s all-new trailer…
Director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, has always maintained an “avoid everything” policy when it comes to teasers, trailers, and even merchandise for the film, so when he warned a fan on Twitter who reminded him of his policy, Johnson gave a fair warning:
“If you want to come in clean, absolutely avoid it.” Well now, that sounds like a clear spoiler warning to all Star Wars fans wishing to remain spoiler-free, but with all the hype surrounding tonight’s full cinematic trailer, is it even possible to ignore the new footage?
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Since 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney/Lucasfilm has made a name for itself playing the misdirect game in terms of footage shown in the teasers and trailers leading up to its films. In fact, on need only point to the trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to see how almost none of that footage was used in the final cut of the film.
However, it would appear as if Rian Johnson, while noting the trailer is “goooooood,” may have used actual film footage for The Last Jedi, and quite frankly we are surprised. What could have possibly changed Disney/Lucasfilm’s stance on using footage that wouldn’t be in the film for the trailer?
Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that The Last Jedi is going to be two and a half hours long, and there might not have been much excess footage to actually use. Either way, we’re excited!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.