Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Yup, that's Luke on the Millennium Falcon in the new Last Jedi teaser

Say what you like about the Star Wars franchise: It knows how to pay off expectations and fan nostalgia with a force unrivaled in modern-day pop culture. Anyone doubting the series’ good-old-days pull need look no further than the new surprise teaser Disney released for the film during tonight’s climactic World Series game, which mashed together previously seen footage—hey, Porgs—with a homecoming several years in the making.

Advertisement

And sure, seeing Luke Skywalker back on the deck of the Millennium Falcon doesn’t carry quite the heart-tugging charge of “Chewie, we’re home”—especially since everything we’ve seen of Rian Johnson’s upcoming film suggests Luke’s reunion with the ship is likely to be a lot more bittersweet—but there’s still a lot of iconic power in seeing him back on the ship that once delivered him to the Death Star, 40 years (plus one hand and a whole bunch of apparent hard living) ago.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter