There was a brief moment during Star Wars Celebration where we thought that the “big surprise” was the teaser poster. Of course Rian Johnson delivered with the first teaser trailer, but the poster is pretty badass, too.
Lookit our girl Rey killin’ it in a wonderfully homage-y poster with some very significant imagery of a blue lightsaber turning red (and in the shape of Kylo Ren’s sword, no less). The poster in full:
The Last Jedi panel, hosted by Josh Gad, also revealed a bunch of new stills and behind-the-scenes images. Check them out below, plus tidbits from the panel!
“Carrie [Fisher] is remarkable in the movie,” said Kathleen Kennedy. “What Rian wrote, and the performance she ends up giving… I think you are gonna find that an amazing tribute to her talent.”
After all of Josh Gad’s hounding, Daisy Ridley could finally spill: “What I can say is, in The Last Jedi we go deeper into Rey’s story, and what is very apparent from where we left off in The Force Awakens and where we begin is that Rey has a certain expectation as to what she might be getting from Luke and what that might entail, and as a lot of people know, it’s difficult when you meet your heroes, because it might not be what you expect.”
When asked if Finn were still recuperating in a bacta tank, John Boyega said, “He’s in recovery, but he will be back in The Last Jedi. And he’s not playin’ this time.”
Also, Finn is just straight-up wearing all of Poe’s clothes now. But will our favorite pilot and former Stormtrooper share screen time? “Absolutely. Poe is my boy. There’s always a new adventure for us to go on.”
One of the newest members of the cast is Kelly Marie Tran, playing Rose: “She’s part of the Resistance, and she works in maintenance, and I can’t wait for you to meet her.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes to theaters December 15, 2017.