A teaser trailer dropped this morning for the insanely anticipated upcoming installment to the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. Everyone and their mother seems to be looking forward to the eighth episode of this beloved saga (myself included) and with the trailer racking up over 4.6 million views in six hours, there are a lot starving for a piece of the galaxy far, far away.
If you’ve managed to not watch it thus far, why not watch it now?
If you have seen it, let’s watch it once more to refresh your memory:
Now as is the internet world in our present day and age, there are a ton of insane theories floating about and easter egg discoveries made from the trailer. While scrolling through reddit to satisfy my Star Wars comment craving, this post stood out at me by pointing out the callbacks made in the trailer that I barely realized during my watch.
They are all audio callbacks that include the iconic line uttered by Princess Leia (portrayed by the late, great Carrie Fisher) among a few others. Here are four examples of them that your ears may have missed the first time. The timestamps should work however I will leave them in the subheadings in case shit goes wrong.
1. Echo Of Princess Leia’s “Help Me, Obi Wan Kenobi” (~0:46)
As the brief shot opens of what appears to be the back of General Leia, we faintly hear the plea from the message that started off this phenomenal saga: “help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope” from the 1977 original, A New Hope.
2. The Spine-Tingling Iconic Darth Vader Breath (~0:51)
This doesn’t need an explanation.
3. Ben Kenobi’s Vader Story And How He Was “Seduced By The Dark Side” (~0:53)
It is no coincidence the voiceover you hear right after the Vader (James Earl Jones) breathing is that of Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness) from A New Hope detailing the story of Darth Vader to a young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
4. Yoda’s Explanation Of The Force With Its Power That “Surrounds Us… Binds Us…” (~0:59)
Yoda’s (Frank Oz) training of Luke in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was as much spiritual as it was physical. His awe-inspiring monologue about the Force uplifts the soul and makes you want to carry an old Jedi master on your back because they’re not only wise, they are adorable af.
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi releases in theatres on December 15, 2017. You will find me in a self-induced comatose state until then because I simply can’t wait any longer.
What was your favourite part of The Last Jedi trailer? Let me know in the comments below!