Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Says You Should Consider Skipping The New Trailer [Update: Nevermind]

Rian Johnson says he is "legitimately torn" about the trailer.


A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming on Monday, October 9. A teaser trailer released today shows Rey wielding a lightsaber, which is interesting. Now, director Rian Johnson has spoken up to say that, while he enjoys the trailer, you may want to avoid it if you're hoping see The Last Jedi with fresh eyes come December. [Update: Johnson has reiterated that he only said you should skip the trailer if "you want to come in totally 100% clean." Lucasfilm has also released the new Last Jedi trailer, if you don't care about having some elements of the film spoiled. It's good enough that Johnson says you should watch it after all.]

That already basically goes without saying, as a trailer for anything--even a video game about a big, mean goose--will spoil something for you. But movie trailers these days can sometimes give too much away. And Johnson's specific language--"absolutely avoid it"--seems to suggest that this new trailer could have some kind of big reveal. We don't know for sure, but we'll find out soon, as the trailer it set to drop during Monday Night Football tomorrow evening on Disney's sports channel ESPN.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer #2 Breakdown!

No Caption Provided

The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Andy Serkis. Fisher sadly passed away in December 2016. However, Princess Leia is expected to receive an "amazing" send-off in the film and will not be resurrected for Episode IX through the use of CG. The Last Jedi will also have an evil BB-8. The film is due out on December 15.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 70 comments about this story