A new, crisp, 45-second teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi fell out of the sky Wednesday night during Game 7 of the World Series, and while it’s a great clip with some cool new footage and all of that deserves praise, one thing overshadows everything else: In the teaser, we see Luke Skywalker step back into the Millennium Falcon for the first time in, presumably, decades.
Some other things happen too. The final shots of the teaser show Luke on the ground in the pouring rain saying, “This is not going to go the way you think,” before cutting to Rey, lightsaber in hand, also in a rainy backdrop. Which begs the question: Is Rey about to attack her new mentor? The Last Jedi trailers seem full of red herrings about Rey’s potential treachery and a possible alliance with Kylo Ren. The Last Jedi has been pegged as a darker Star Wars entry, and so far these trailers have been aggressively pushing us toward the idea of the darkest timeline for Rey.
But who cares about all that stuff? My man Luke is back in the Falcon!
Really, any of these shots of Luke—who, let’s not forget, didn’t even get a chance to speak in The Force Awakens—are a big deal. What’s this Jedi Master been up to on Ahch-To? Has he ever eaten a porg? Is the Falcon exactly as he remembered it? Is he low-key pissed that someone adjusted the passenger’s seat from his preferred position?
When he first walks in, the lights aren’t even on yet. Is this a metaphor for Luke nearly being seduced by the Dark Side?
And when they do turn on, does that imply that, yes, he’s still a good guy?
What catches his eye in the left corner of the cockpit?
There’s a lot to unpack here.
Reddit, I would like 1,000 words on your best Luke–Millennium Falcon theories by the end of the day. The Last Jedi arrives in theaters December 15.