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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer drops

Courtney Tenz
October 9, 2017

The latest in the intergalactic saga, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has been in production and under wraps for years. Excited fans will be getting a long-awaited glimpse of the eighth movie as the trailer is released.

scene of man running with robot, from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Image: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm

For Star Wars fans, a new trailer is something to get excited about – and Lucasfilm knows how to build the hype. A day before the release of a trailer for the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," an 11-second preview of it could be discovered on Twitter.

The actual trailer will premiere in the US during Monday Night Football's halftime on October 9, launching the pre-sale of tickets to see the movie, set for worldwide release on December 15, 2017. 

A previous official teaser had been released last April. It was watched over 40 million times on Youtube. 

Though few details are known, the story continues to follow Daisy Ridley as Rey as she fights her way through space.

The eighth Star Wars movie also stars Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, as well as the late Carrie Fisher. 

The storyline is also said to contain a fitting send-off for Princess Leia, whose role will come to an end after the death of Carrie Fisher last December.

The preview of the trailer had many enthusiastic fans drooling in anticipation of the first glimpse into the latest Star Wars storyline; still, director Rian Johnson warned purists against watching, saying he was torn because the trailer was so good but ultimately might be too revealing.