‘Star Wars’ Episode VIII trailer released last Friday

Episode 8 of the "Star Wars" franchise will be released December 15, 2017.

Nick Hughes

Opinion Editor

The latest Star Wars movie trailer is here and it did not disappoint in any way shape or form. It left more questions than answers, but Luke finally says something. That is not even the highlight of the trailer.

After watching the trailer 162 times, it is hard to say what the highlight is. The whole thing is a highlight. We see Rey, Finn, Poe, and Ren returning as well as some other characters. Captain Phasma is making a return, in what capacity is not known at this point. It just shows her emerging from a burning building.

We have an idea that Finn is still in recovery as he is in a stasis chamber the one time we see him. We also see Poe Dameron and BB-8 returning. As they run into an explosion, it is safe to assume that the first order is not very happy at this point in the history of Star Wars. There is a lot of first order muscle flexing in the trailer.

Now, the most important part of the trailer is the very end of the trailer. Where Luke says, “It is time for the Jedi to end.” This quote is making heads spin all across the Star Wars fanbase because of the apparent 180 that Luke has done. He was so strong in his convictions at the end of episode VI that it is puzzling as to why he wants the Jedi to end. Rey seems to be training with him throughout the trailer so it seems counterproductive at this point.

Kylo Ren is featured in only a couple seconds of the trailer, but a scar is visible over his right eye. The trailer could be mulled over for days, but there is more to come in the coming months. So stay tuned.