Lucas Films has released the first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and the fans are going crazy. The second installment of the new trilogy seems to be taking a darker approach since 'The Force Awakens', which showed a much lighter perspective. Showing a lighter side to the trilogy in 'The Force Awakens' was a smart move by Lucas Films because it was just what they needed to effectively jumpstart the trilogy again (especially after the failed attempt of the prequel trilogy). However, it seems fitting that they make the transition into the darker side of things. It is reminiscent of 'The Empire Strikes Back', which solidified to everyone that Star Wars was something special.
In the trailer, we see Rey (Daisy Ridley) attempting to learn the Force from a tired, old, and cranky Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Times are looking worse than they've ever been. Finn (John Boyega) is being tended to by a medical team, Poe (Oscar Isaac) watches as his X-Wing nearly gets destroyed, Kylo Ren's (Adam Driver) helmet is broken into pieces, and there's no Chewbacca or BB-8 giving anyone a good laugh. The trailer ends with Luke Skywalker saying, "I only know one truth. It's time for the Jedi to end." Times are rough indeed.
Watch the trailer here: