Jedi in training. Rey (Daisy Ridley) is here to fulfil her destiny. Screenshot from YouTube

Lucasfilm has just unveiled the final trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi and we cannot EVEN! This comes about six agonising months since the first teaser was released back in April.

The movie picks up from where The Force Awakens ends – Rey (Daisy Ridley) finally tracks down Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) who had gone into hiding.

Without further ado, check out the epic clip below:

There’s enough new footage to blow our minds into cosmic dust! What I absolutely love about this trailer is its cleverly constructed flow – it parallels the characters Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey as prodigies of “raw power and strength” and ends with what is made to look like both of them joining Forces.

“This is not going to go the way you think,” says Luke at one point, and that prophetic statement really adds layers of meaning to the final three compelling shots of Rey and Kylo.

Also kicking us in the feels is the bit where Kylo, wanting to “let his past die” in order to fulfil his destiny, actually hesitates to pull the trigger on the ship carrying his mother General Leia Organa (the late Carrie Fisher). This sadness is deepened by the reminder that The Last Jedi is Fisher’s swan song.

Other noteworthy bits include that long-awaited showdown between Finn (John Boyega) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), the breathtaking dog fights in space, the looming AT-AT-like transports and that one porg (the beakless bird on Chewie’s dashboard)! Fans have been calling for porgs to be featured since early sketches of the creature were released and now you have one, front and centre!

Director Rian Johnson teased the trailer ahead of its official release causing a bit of a stir as he warned his Twitter followers that those who want to watch the movie 100 per cent spoiler-free, should consider avoiding it. But he later retracted his statement:

Ugh, is it December yet?

Red alert! The latest poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has Luke looming over the rest. Credit: Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi will be out in Singapore cinemas on December 14. What do you think of the final The Last Jedi trailer, geeks?

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