The second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here, and it's a doozy. We've got just over two minutes of new footage to dissect, so let's get down to it.
First up, here's the trailer itself:
Here we start off with a shot of Kylo Ren from behind, on what appears to be the Supreme Leader Snoke's flagship, the mega-class star destroyer Supremacy. The ship is where the First Order is based after the destruction of Starkiller Base, and is capable of manufacturing and repairing both armies and ships.
This is accompanied by a voiceover from Snoke himself (Andy Serkis), presumably speaking to Kylo, saying "when I found you".
Then we get a shot of the attack on the resistance base on Crait, with the new AT-M6 walkers, designed to handle rougher terrain than the traditional AT-ATs. Up top we have what looks like Kylo Ren's shuttle from the first film.
Voiceover: "I saw raw..."
Kylo leading some form of stormtroopers, which look like snowtroopers, into battle. Judging from the red rocks this seems to be the base on Crait and evoke more imagery of Vader from Empire.
A nice shot of Kylo in his helmet.
"And beyond that".
"Something truly special".
Cut to Rey training on Ach-To, firing up the lightsaber.
An aerial shot of Luke's island home, which judging from the next few shots is how the film opens.
Rey meeting Luke for the first time, as seen at the end of The Force Awakens.
Handing him the lightsaber after a two year wait.
Is it just me or does Luke look a bit more bedraggled in this film than he did in the last?
Yes he kind of is. In any case, the first line in this film is "who are you?".
Throughout this we have a voiceover from Rey, "Something, inside me has always been there."
A shot of her, presumably still on Ach-To, walking towards something old and wood-like. Presumably related to the books in the next shot.
We saw these in the last trailer, a small library of books including one bearing the emblem of the Jedi Order.
"Then I was awake", evoking the title of the last films which involved the force 'awakening' in Rey.
"And I need help."
This shot was also in the last trailer, and had a bunch of stupid people theorising that that rock next to Rey had Yoda sitting on it.
Look, no Yoda.
Rey's power managed to split open the ground, and in the next shot you can see that she's meditating.
Luke is more surprised than any of us. It also looks like he has a hairbrush stashed away somewhere.
"I've seen this raw strength only once before."
Cut to a flashback of the attack on his Jedi school, showing that he didn't exactly escaped too easily.
Cue this familiar shot.
"It didn't scare me enough then. It does now."
A clear reference to Ben Solo/Kylo Ren, who fell to the dark side. Luke clearly isn't trusting his ability to keep Rey from falling to the dark side, and seems to be pushing her away.
A front view of Kylo unmasked, with some sort of kevlar-looking dressing on the lightsaber wound inflicted by Rey in the last film. Chronologically this film takes place shortly after Episode VII, so the dressing is likely helping his face heal.
And a shot of his unique TIE Fighter going after what I can only assume is General Leia's flagship. You know, that ship his mum is on.
He doesn't look too happy at these controls does he?
His own voiceover says "Let the past die, kill it. You have to." Clearly he's trying to convince someone (or himself) to let go of the history that's holding them/him back.
Another shot of fast-paced manoeuvres.
"It's the only way to become what you were meant to be."
I have a feeling he's talking to someone else, which I'll point out later.
And here we are with Carrie Fisher's Leia on the bridge. Everything is cut together to make it look like these scenes are happening simultaneously, and given her connection to the force she can probably sense Kylo/Ben outside.
Targeting her ship.
But he's hesitating, like he did in the last film. It seems he can't bring himself to kill his mother, meaning the light hasn't been completely snuffed out and Kylo could still end up being redeemed.
His expression says it all really. He can sense her, she can sense him. Force users can also communicate telepathically, so there might be some heart-to-hearting going on.
Here's the Millennium Falcon, being chased by TIE fighters somewhere completely new.
Look at me, I'm the captain RAARGH.
And this is one of the Porgs, the weird furry birds from Ach-To that is being used to sell lots of cute toys.
Back to the big resistance/First Order space battle, with at least one ship being blasted into nothingness.
Back to Poe Dameron, the self-proclaimed best pilot in the galaxy.
And again with him suited up and joining the fray. It would be wasteful to not have him dogfighting Kylo, so expect that in this scene.
He's doing what he does best: destroying First Order ships.
Another shot with him presumably talking to Leia, and in the background you can see a blurry shot of Lieutenant Connix, played by Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd.
"We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the First Order down". That sounds an awful lot like martyr talk to me, though it shows Poe isn't afraid to die for what he sees as a righteous cause: the destruction of the First Order and its tyrannical regime.
It's time to d-d-d-duel! Brought to you by Captain Phasma, who is doing something in this film.
And she's fighting Finn, who is armed with one of those energy batons from the first film. Luckily his opponent has a metal rod, and not a lightsaber.
This is going to be a good fight, and reminds me of the battle at Mustafar in Episode III. But you know, without whiny baby Anakin. Also note the background. All those TIE Fighters make this look like a serious First Order ship, possibly the Supremacy? Whichever one it is, it's in serious disarray.
This is just a damn nice shot.
Here we have our first look at the Supremacy from the outside, though the shot doesn't really showcase its massive size very well. It's supposed to be so big that it dwarfs the regular-sized star destroyers that seem to be able to dock into it.
Can't have a Star Wars trailer without a token shot of BB-8, though we don't see any of the film's new droids in this trailer.
"This is not going to go the way you think."
Luke is clearly trying to push Rey away in fear, though it seems she isn't letting go without a fight.
More cute animals, this time on Crait. Prepare your toy boxes.
Look at the red rocks to the left. That shows that this is the same place Kylo led the troops into earlier on in the trailer.
Here we have Rey diving into some water, clearly going after Luke.
It looks like she's confronting him about something here.
Finn being captured, presumably being brought to Phasma in the run up to their duel.
In the voiceover department we go back to Snoke, saying "Fulfil your destiny." But who to?
A shot of the interior of a First Order ship, with all those stormtroopers.
Another shot on the attack on the Crait base, with a better look at those evil-looking AT-M6s.
Finally we see Snoke in the flesh, and god damn that is some great CGI. It looks like a real person, but as the nerds will know Snoke is 100 per cent CGI - played by Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit.
And here we have Rey in pain, being tortured from the looks of things. Look in the background and you'll see Snoke, in the same position we saw him in the previous shot. It seems he's trying to turn her, and ordering her to fulfil her destiny. Somehow Rey got to him. How? Well..
"I need someone to show me my place in all this."
Dun dun dun!
Clearly this has been shot to make it look like they're talking, but the lighting and backgrounds don't quite add up. it could be the same place, but since there aren't embers falling by Rey it might be a different scene. Still, it emphasises that all Rey is looking for is guidance, and a place to belong. She thought she had that with Han, but he died, and Luke seems intent on pushing her away out of fear.
As we know, fear is the path to the dark side.
But it seems his fear is pushing Rey towards the dark side, not him.