'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer: 'This is not going to go the way you think'

Marcus Errico
Deputy Editor

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi landed with a wallop back in April, blending tantalizing imagery from the upcoming sequel with Luke Skywalker’s ominous pronouncement, “It’s time for the Jedi to end” — a line that launched a thousand speculative blog posts and left members of the cast genuinely stunned.

“I can’t wait to show you more,” director Rian Johnson told Yahoo moments after that first clip premiered. Six months later, on Monday night, he finally delivered on his word, releasing a 2-minute, 24-second preview that ups the stakes and seemingly upends alliances.

Unlike the teaser, which opened with Rey (Daisy Ridley) being trained by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the trailer immediately goes to the dark side, featuring a voiceover by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) as emo villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) perfects his million-mile stare.

Kylo Ren observes the First Order forces. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

We see First Order forces, led by the next-gen AT-M6 walkers, march on the Resistance.

Brutish First Order walkers advance on Crait. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

We see Kylo, in his Vader-esque TIE Silencer, taking aim at what appears to be the flagship belonging his mother, Leia (Carrie Fisher).

Will Leia suffer the same fate as Han Solo? (Credit: Lucasfilm)

We see Luke struggling to comprehend Rey’s power, and uttering to someone, presumably Rey, “This is not going to go the way you think.”

Luke is afraid, very afraid. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

We see Chewbacca in the embattled Millennium Falcon accompanied by a puffin-like porg on the verge of a freakout.

Chewie’s porg pal is an adorable anxiety ball. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

We see Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) caught on the wrong side of an epic space conflict.

Poe Dameron assesses the battle. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

We see ex-Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) confronting his former officer, Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie).

Sparks fly as Finn clashes with Phasma. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

We finally see Snoke in the flesh, snarling, “Fulfill your destiny!”

Snoke appears in his golden robes. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

And, in the end, we see Rey, in what may be a misdirection or a moment of treachery, saying, “I need someone to show me my place in all of this.”

Is Rey really going to the other side? (Credit: Lucasfilm)

And with that phrase, Kylo Ren extends his hand…

Kylo offers his hand to Rey in the closing shot of the trailer. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

Like we said, this trailer goes to the dark side.

Lucasfilm also released a new poster to accompany the trailer. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

Come back to Yahoo Entertainment Tuesday for an exclusive interview with Rian Johnson.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in theaters Dec. 15. Advanced tickets are now on sale.

Watch: Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and stars share their favorite Snoke theories:

Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes