STAR WARS VIII: THE LAST JEDI TEASER TRAILER - RECAP AND EASTER EGGS
First of all let’s take a second to look at all the things we got in this teaser: Luke training Rey, Kylo Ren’s broken helmet, Finn in a recovery/sleeping pod, Poe & BB-8, and most importantly, Luke’s last lines in the trailer “It’s time for the Jedi to end.” Now…let’s begin.
Luke telling Rey “Breathe. Just breathe.” during training. We see Rey holding the ground as Luke tells her “Now reach out. What do you see?” We see a shot of Leia, then Rey responds “Light” and a shot of Kylo’s broken helmet as Rey also says “Darkness”. She also says “Balance” as we see hands over the logo of the Jedi Order. We then go to Rey training with Luke’s lightsaber as he watches over her and we hear him in a voiceover saying “it’s so much bigger”. We then see rebel ships, Finn in the recovery pod, Poe & BB-8, the Millennium Falcon in a fight, Rey wielding Luke’s lightsaber and Kylo wielding his, and we also see Luke Skywalker with R2D2 in the midst of ruins, as Captain Phasma and stormtroopers march, the First Order and the Rebellion fighting, and finally the trailer ends with Luke’s final words: “I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi…to end”.
When we see Leia looking at the galaxy hologram, you can kind of hear her line from “Star Wars IV: A New Hope”, saying “Help me, Obi Wan (Kenobi).”
And when we see Kylo Ren’s broken mask, you can also faintly hear the voice of Obi Wan Kenobi saying “seduced by the dark side” from “A New Hope.”
You can ALSO faintly hear Yoda say “surrounds us.. and binds us.. (about the force)” when we see the Jedi symbol. That line was from “Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back.”
All of this can be tied back to the Obi Wan easter egg in “The Force Awakens” when Rey first touched Luke’s lightsaber, we hear Obi Wan Kenobi’s voice (both Alec Guiness and Ewan McGregor) say “Rey, these are your first steps.”
Kylo Ren has a scar on his right eye, very similar to Anakin’s scar
We also see Rey’s NN14 blaster pistol, the same one that Han Solo gave her in The Force Awakens.
When we see Luke and R2D2 in the ruins, many people speculate on what that could be. What we know for sure is that it is the same scene in Rey’s vision from The Force Awakens. Most people think that it’s a flashback to when Kylo turned to the Dark side and helped destroy Luke’s Jedi Academy (we know that he did this from TFA, it’s not a spoiler). Some people think that it’s a flash forward, but that doesn’t make as much sense to me tbh.
When Luke Skywalker’s voice over instructs Rey to breathe, and says “Reach out. What do you see?” Rey responds “Light. Darkness.” This could be Rey just getting in tune with the force, but it can also support the theory that Rey will be a new kind of Jedi, a “Grey Jedi” - someone who is force sensitive but not fully on the Jedi/Light side or the Sith/Dark side. The new evidence to support this theory is that even though Luke is training her, he did say that it’s time for the Jedi order to end.
UPDATE: The Arubesh writing on Finn’s recovery pod says “stable”
ROGUE ONE: EASTER EGGS, TRIVIA, AND THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Disclaimer: I did not find all of these easter eggs myself. I watched many Youtube videos and read many articles and gathered the best easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars movies and I compiled them into one organized post. Enjoy!
Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia:
Body doubles were used for the both of them but they special effects team were able to use Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing’s faces on the bodies. (We don’t see the below scene in Rogue One, I just wanted to include a photo of the both of them together)
C3PO and R2D2!
They’re in every Star Wars film, and in Rogue One we see them on Yavin IV near the end of the film before the Rebel fleet takes off to Scarif. (This screenshot is from A New Hope)
We see blue milk on the table in Jyn’s home in the very first scene of Rogue One. Here it is in A New Hope.
“It’s A Trap!”
The well known line said by Admiral Akbar in A New Hope is said by Saw Gerrera in Rogue One when talking to Jyn about the Bodhi’s defection.
“I have a bad feeling about this”:
the infamous running gag that is in every single Star Wars film. In Rogue One, K2SO says it as he, Jyn, and Cassian infiltrate the Empire base.
Rian Johnson (far right), the director of Star Wars VIII has a cameo in Rogue One as a laser operator on the Death Star. Rian repaid the favor by giving the director of Rogue One, Gareth Edwards (far left), a cameo in Star Wars VIII.
The name of the prison planet that Jyn is rescued on is called Wobani, which is an anagram for the name Obi-Wan.
Mon Mothma is a politician in the Galactic Senate and leader in the rebel alliance to restore the resistance. We see her in Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (played by the same actress) as well as Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (but she is played by a different actress of course since that film was released in 1983).
Leia’s father. We see him many times throughout the film. Jimmy Smits reprises his role in Rogue One (we see him as Bail Organa in Star Wars Episodes 1 & 2)
Aurebesh on Jyn’s Necklace
Jyn wears a necklace given to her by her mother, a Kyber Crystal that contains an inscription in the alien Star Wars language Aurebesh. It says “Trust the Force”
Ponda Baba and Colonel Evaza
During their trip to Jedha, Jyn bumps into Ponda Baba and Colonel Evaza, the two tough guys that threaten Luke Skywalker while at the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tattooine.
The flashback that we see of Jyn as a young girl watching her parents talk with Krennic actually takes place in the Erso family’s living quarters on Coruscant. You can see the city outside the window.
Obi Wan Kenobi:
Bail Organa said he has a “Jedi friend”, of course, referring to Obi Wan Kenobi.
Right after Bail Organa mentions his “Jedi friend” he walks out and talks to a man named Captain Antilles and tells him to get ready. We see Antilles again at the end of Rogue One, giving the Death Star plans to Princess Leia. Captain Antilles is also known as Vader’s first on screen kill in A New Hope. He gets strangled by Darth when he refuses to give up the plans to the Death Star.
Darth Vader’s Castle on Mustafar
Mustafar is the lava planet we see at the end of Star Wras III: Revenge of the Sith, when Anakin lost the infamous lightsaber duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi and loses all his limbs. This is basically where Darth Vader as we know him was born. The director confirmed that Vader resides there to sort of punish himself. George Lucas wanted to include Vader’s castle in the Empire Strikes Back.
We know Warwick Davis plays Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, and in Rogue One he plays an alien creature named Weeteef Cyu-Bee who we see on Jedha as a member of Saw Gerrera’s militia.
Krennic’s Empty Seat in A New Hope
In A New Hope, when Darth Vader meets with Empire officers, there are some empty seats at the table. Before Rogue One we just assumed that they belonged to officers Darth Vader killed, but now we can speculate that one of the seats most probably belongs to Orson Krennic from Rogue One.
the audio scream in all the Star Wars movies. It’s heard as a stormtrooper is killed.
The Guardians of the Whills
Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus use to be part of the now almost extinct order called The Guardians of the Whills, which were devoted to protecting the Temple of Kyber in the holy city of Jedha. One of the very first drafts for Star Wars was titled “Journal of the Whills, Part I” and then “Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode I: The Star Wars.” and then just “Star Wars” (Starkiller was Luke Skywalker’s original last name)
In the Empire Strikes Back, the rebel ships are named “Rogue Two, Rogue Three, etc” and Luke Skywalker is in the first ship but they call him “Rogue Leader”…. because there already was a ship called “Rogue One.”
LUKE MIGHT HAVE SEEN THE BATTLE OF SCARIF (AKA THE FINAL BATTLE IN ROGUE ONE):
In a deleted scene from Star Wars (1977), we see Luke Skywalker on Tatooine look up and see Rebel and Empire pilots fighting. It is most probably the same fight we see in the third act of Rogue One. Click HERE to see that scene.
Summary: Calum has been acting weird to fairly new girlfriend Y/N. Y/N didn’t expect to find out like this…or at all. P.S The picture below is me using a shitty editing app because my photoshop isn’t working properly sorry!
The one of many special occasions you actually enjoy. Take out the Christmas and birthday, Easter was something you enjoyed. There was no pressure in faking opening present and pretending to like them when really a sweater that’s two sizes small for you is not exactly what you want. But for Easter all you get is chocolate and who exactly can complain about that?
Also it will be your first Easter with your boyfriend Calum. You’d met Calum around July last year, your friend had dragged you to a All Time Low concert and you were stood next to him and his friends. Calum was also in a band which they were pretty awesome. We had got talking and found out that he also likes rock bands too, so we bonded over AC/DC and strawberry milkshake. From then on we’d been together and I can safely say that I am in love with him.
I had just got back from work, working at a magazine company had its perks and downs. The down part being all the gossip we basically had to twist and make appealable for the readers.
I threw my purse down on the floor and stretched my arms. I walked into the kitchen and looked in the fridge, tomorrow was Easter which means I should probably have something healthy seen as I’m going to stuff my face with chocolate.
I yawned, closing the fridge before I felt two arms wrap around my waist.
“How was work?”
“It was good, how was band practise”
“Good we decided to have waste the night on the set list”
“Thank god, I actually thought you were going to play Don’t stop 168 times”
He laughed in my neck and kissed my cheek. I turned around and smiled at him. He gave me a quick smile before shuffling around on his feet. He’s only started doing this the past two weeks. I feel like he has something on his mind, that he’s not telling me. It can’t be much serious though, we’d already said our first ‘I love you’s’ and we’d only been dating for 8 months so it can’t be marriage. Maybe it’s nothing but he’s been acting odd and that isn’t like him. I leant on his chest and yawned again.
“You tiered baby? Maybe you should get some sleep, have a early night?”
“Yeah good thinking” I mumbled into his chest, smelling his beautiful musky cologne that I always love when it was mixed with the smell of mints. I pulled away and Calums pink lips kissed my forehead.
“Ok well I’m going out with the boys tonight, I’ll be back around 11”
“Ok baby” I groaned walking up the stairs to our shared room. Yes, me and Calum had already moved in together, I got kicked out of my flat and well Calum wanted some company. It was great waking up and seeing your beautiful boyfriend next to you, getting to cuddle all the time and have sex anywhere we want.
I changed into my pj’s which only involved me wearing a pair of my lace underwear and Calums white GreenDay shirt. I tied my hair up before climbing into bed and drifting off to sleep.
1. Because the Star Wars movies have always been about the Skywalker family.
2. When a person is in trouble they tend to go somewhere they know is safe which would be Tatooine for Luke. But if Luke had to hide his daughter from her cousin and the Knights of Ren Tatooine would be the first place they would look because Tatooine was home to Luke and Anakin. Rey was abandon on Jakku which is a desert planet just like Tatooine.
3. Skywalker females (Anakin mother, Padme, and Leia) all have brown hair thats braided just like Rey. Rey also dresses like Luke and Anakin.
4. She’s is strong in the force despite not being trained at all and being too old in the age to be properly trained in the Jedi ways. Sounds like anybody or any family we know in Star Wars?
5. The fact that when Klyo Ren looked into Rey’s mind he saw an island on an ocean and Luke was hiding on an island on an ocean.
6. Her being naturally gifted at flying and just technology in general.
7. Anakin and Luke’s lightsaber calls to Rey. (Do lightsabers choose the force-user now? And anyone else fearful for her hands?) Then latter on the movie it gets stuck in snow and Klyo Ren tries to use force so it fly into his hand. It doesn’t though instead it flies into Rey’s hand choosing her. (No oh no, there is no competition. Yes oh yes, I’m in my best condition Walking on thin ice, dressed like a badass is currently playing in my head like a broken record as I think about this scene.) So the Skywalker lightsaber chooses Rey instead of Ben as the true heir.
8. The best droid in a galaxy far far away (aka R2-D2) only wakes up once Rey is on the planet he is on and might I point out that R2-D2 has always been there for the Skywalker family.
9. Lor San Tekka was on Jakku with a map to Luke’s location and could have possibly watching over Rey through the years like Obi-Wan was for Luke.
10. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 Luke says the force is strong in his family: “My father had it, I have it, my sister has it, you have that power too.” It sounds like he talking to a family member given it could have Kylo Ren when he was Ben Solo but he always could have been talking to another family member.
11. The look Luke gives Rey in the final scene.
12. Rey had a handmade X-Wing pilot doll on a shelf where she’d lived in Jakku. (I went back and watched the movie a third time and noticed it was handmade.)
13. Rey is offered a job on the Millennium Falcon by Han Solo and if I remember right Han offered Luke a job too.
14. Instead of hugging Chewie- Han’s best friend and partner who Leia known for years- Leia hugs Rey, a young woman who Leia has never even meet before, after Han’s death.
15. When Maz asked Han who Rey was the scene was cut off.
16. Skywalkers attract droids plain and simple.
17. Rey wears a rebel pilot helmet and Luke wore one in movies too though her helmet’s Rebel Alliance symbol was yellow instead of red.
And before someone opens their mouth and says that Jedi don’t have childern read this:
While Luke had Jedi training he is not a proper Jedi.
Anakin was a proper Jedi and still ended up marrying Padme and fathering Luke and Leia.
Luke in the comics (that now aren’t cannon) had a child, Ben Skywalker (the irony), with Mara Jade.
keywords: police officer!luke, smut, handcuffs, fluff word count: 2157 a/n: this is something ive had in my drafts for awhile and honestly i love how it turned out. its just legit 2k words of pure smut… i love luke so much, especially in a smut sense bc hes just so beautiful who wouldnt want him in your bed just sayin lmao.
It’s a typical Wednesday evening, you’re blasting your favorite music out of the speakers in the living room and dancing around in your underwear while doing the daily chores in your house. Cleaning, the dishes, etc. Listening to music makes everything easier.
You’re getting caught up on chores while your fiance, Luke, is out on call. His job often calls for that, with him being a police officer of course. While you do miss him a lot while he’s out, you’ve gotten used to being alone sometimes in the evenings. It doesn’t bother you to be alone, you almost kind of enjoy it.
You were singing loudly to a song while doing the dishes, swaying your hips to the beat when you suddenly feel a pair of hands being placed on your bare hips, startling you a bit. “Well, this isn’t what I was expecting to see when I came home this evening,” your fiance soothed in your ear, the stubble from his beard rubbing a little on your cheek.