Poe and Leia Have a Moment in the New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Bits and pieces of The Last Jedi are being dripped to us in tiny increments in the form of miniscule variances between trailers. Of course, we are pouring over each detail for clues and meaning in eager anticipation of the film’s release.

Going to the theater and seeing a film that has already given away its best parts in the trailer is always a disappointment. There is no danger of that in The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson has played the plot incredibly close to the vest. All that we’re sure of is Luke takes Rey as a Jedi apprentice, which will have serious implications. Which side of the force she falls on has yet to be revealed.

One of the most glorious and emotional parts of the film will be seeing Carrie Fisher’s final Star Wars performance. General Leia is one of the toughest, smartest, and bravest characters in the galaxy and she doesn’t back down in The Last Jedi. The new Darkness Rises trailer shows her sending an excited Poe into a battle scene. “Permission to jump into an X-Wing and blow something up?” he asks her. “Permission granted,” is her awesome reply.

The trailer doesn’t tease us with no reward. We get to see Poe fly the X-Wing in the expert fashion that only he is capable of. As his intended target explodes, as promised, Poe escapes the blast and pulls what is essentially a stunt driver move. It’s an awesome moment for the fact that we’ve never seen an X-Wing do anything like that, and also because it looks ridiculously cool. The sequence starts at the 9 second mark, but it never hurts to watch the whole thing through for the 1000th time.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes to theaters December 15.

Featured Image: Oscar Isaac in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Courtesy: Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.