Did The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Really Fool Anyone?
Before you start worrying about spoilers, check out Lucasfilm's misdirection here.
BY matt miller | Oct 11, 2017 | Film & TV
In the days leading up to the release of the theatrical Star Wars: The Last Jeditrailer, director Rian Johnson told fans to avoid watching if they wanted to see the movie completely unspoiled. It's a smart little stunt, one that plays into the insane spoiler culture surrounding any big piece of entertainment. This is a trailer—like the first one—that will be endlessly analyzed by fans and writers. It's probably the last sizable chunk of footage we'll get at one time before the release in two months. And his warning didn't stop anyone from watching, besides maybe a few purists. In less than 24 hours, it's been viewed more than 11 million times. If anything, it helped promote a trailer with some real meat that could appease fans salivating for answers.
So, what was actually spoiled in this mostly new two and a half minutes of footage?
Very little, if anything!
Fans have pointed out what appears to be Snoke using the force to attack Rey. Another moment where it appears to show Kylo Ren attacking his mother Leia's ship—which has already gotten fans wondering if this is how the franchise will kill off the character after Carrie Fisher's death. We also see what appears to be Rey talking with Ren asking for his help—creating speculation about who will change sides in The Last Jedi.
But would Disney and Lucasfilm really be dumb enough to put anything of substance in these trailers? Would they really underestimate the CSI-like deductive skills of Star Wars fans? Would they be crazy enough to piss off fans with spoilers in a trailer?
Absolutely not! Things might be a mess over at Lucasfilm, but they're not going to put Leia dying in a trailer like they're some sort of comment troll.
What you're looking at is some fun misdirection from Lucasfilm. This right here is clever editing to spark up drama and conversation. In fact, over on Reddit, folks are already sorting through the layers of deception, trying to figure out who is actually talking to who in these heavily edited quick shots.
Honestly, though, I'd be shocked if anything similar to this is in the final movie. Editors use scenes in trailers all the time that don't make it into the final cut of the movie. Hell, maybe Kylo really blows up a ship full of those screaming penguin things. We won't know until December 15.
From: Esquire US