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Watch – official trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi unites Rey and Luke Skywalker

Promotion for film debuting in December plays on ‘raw strength’ of Daisy Ridley’s character Rey, shown wielding her light sabre

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 October, 2017, 11:16am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 October, 2017, 11:16am

The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted in dramatic fashion during Monday Night Football halftime in the United States. Fireworks flashed and Stormtroopers marched onto Chicago’s Soldier Field as the preview played on-screen.

It featured new and familiar characters from the Star Wars universe. The clip opens with voice-over from Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren saying: “When I found you, I saw raw, untamed power – and beyond that, something truly special.” Then Rey (Daisy Ridley) is shown wielding her light sabre and questioning her destiny as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) observes: “I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.”

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John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher also appear in the trailer, as does Chewbacca and a new birdlike creature known as a Porg.

The Last Jedi is the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise since the Disney reboot that began with 2015’s The Force Awakens . It’s set to hit Hong Kong cinemas on December 14.