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Watch: The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer

“It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

Do I even need to sell you on this? It’s Star Wars. You’re going to see this movie no matter what. You know it, I know you, Disney knows it. The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is here, and even if this thing was a black screen with someone in the background yelling “STAR! WARS!” over and over again, you’d be pumped. Thankfully that’s not what this trailer is. Instead, it’s an exciting glimpse at what lays ahead in a galaxy far, far away.

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I was left a little cold when I first saw The Force Awakens, but subsequent rewatches have endeared the film to me. It’s a finely crafted bit of pop nostalgia, brimming with wonderful performances, particularly Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. My anticipation for The Last Jedi is much higher than The Force Awakens, simply because Brick and Looper filmmaker Rian Johnson is at the helm, and I’m dying to see what he has in store for this universe. Besides the excitement of seeing the incredibly likable “new” cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver again, there’s also a bittersweet element to The Last Jedi, as it contains Carrie Fisher’s last performance before her untimely death last December (although she’s apparently going to appear in the next Star Wars film in some capacity…somehow). Oh, Benicio del Toro and Laura Freakin’ Dern are in this thing as well. Laura Dern! In a Star War! That’s crazy. And hey, maybe Mark Hamill will get to say some stuff this time.

But enough of this palaver! You’re here for the trailer. Do dig it below. It looks gorgeous. Seriously — there are shots in this trailer (like Rey practicing her lightsaber skills on a cliffside) that are truly breathtaking. Get hyped: Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15, 2017. You’ll be first in line to see it.

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Chris Evangelista is Executive Editor of Cut Print Film & co-host of the Cut Print Film Podcast. He's also contributed to The Playlist, Paste Magazine, Little White Lies and O-Scope Musings. 'The House on Creep Street' and 'Beware the Monstrous Manther!', two horror books for young readers Chris co-authored with J. Tonzelli, are available wherever books are sold. You can follow him on Twitter @cevangelista413