New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' TV Spots Focus on Hope and Heroes

New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' TV Spots Focus on Hope and Heroes

Nov 21, 2017

The last full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi made the movie seem pretty daunting, and a recent TV spot that is focused on "darkness rising" hasn't helped quell fans' fears for the good guys. But new spots have recently dropped offering a new hope for the heroes and the lighter side of the Force. 

One of these spots is actually entited "Heroes" and focuses on the younger good guys Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Rey (Daisey Ridley) and their presumed triumphs in battle against Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and the First Order, with TIE Fighters going down and positive speeches promising victory.

 

"Where's Rey," Finn asks in that spot, showing how these heroes' priorities are with each other. We see some of the answer above with her training from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Even more of that can be seen in another new TV spot entitled "Tempt." There is a hint of the darkness in this one, as well as the light.

But then there's also "something else" that is calling Rey. What could it be? Is it that Rey is finally the one who will bring balance to the Force, not siding with Dark nor Light? But is that a bad thing? Is Luke telling her to resist this other thing? Or is he telling her to resist the Dark Side specifically here? 

 

Well, another new TV spot offers much of the same footage with a darker edge, plus a potentially misleading bit at the end implying Rey is about to kill Luke. That coudn't possibly happen, right? We haven't really seen any of Luke beyond the scenes with Rey on the island, but let's not assume the worst for him just yet. 

If you want to be hopeful, just take Luke's line, that "this is not going to go the way you think," as a clue that the scene and the movie overall is not going to be as much of a downer as it looks. 

 

We can be optimistic that our heroes make some headway in defeating the First Order in The Last Jedi, especially after The Force Awakens didn't exactly have a happy ending. Of course, this is the centerpiece of the new trilogy and will probaby mirror The Empire Strikes Back. Who knows what that could mean for the good guys this time around? We'll have to wait until December 15 to find out.

For now, let's end with another more positive TV spot. BB-8, punch it:

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