— Star Wars (@starwars) October 8, 2017
Hype is officially engaged. For the first time in months, we’re going to get a full-fledged trailer for the rapidly approaching Star Wars: The Last Jedi during Monday Night Football. It turns out that Mark Hamill wasn’t kidding when he told a random Twitter commenter to watch the game on October 9th:
Now comes the tough part of fandom. How much do we really want to see before the movie drops on December 15th? Through the various snippets and teases Disney and Lucasfilm have released over the last year, we know that Rey is training to be the second-to-last Jedi along with Luke Skywalker, and it looks like war is being taken to the front door of the First Order, but beyond that, we know very little. And if we want to keep it that way, Rian Johnson says to avoid the trailer:
Of course, when you tell someone to do something, they’re more likely to do it. Especially in this case of reverse trailer psychology. Is this new glimpse at The Last Jedi going to give away “too much?” Will we see possible spoilers? There’s only one way to find out. I, for one, don’t have the strength to not watch.