“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” owned social media Friday, thanks to a blazing hot poster and a teaser trailer that fired fans’ excitement.
Mark Hamill has become known as a master voice actor since 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” and his voice — disappointingly absent from “The Force Awakens” — was a highlight of the new teaser.
One excited fan tweeted, “WE JUST HEARD LUKE SPEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 30 YEARS!!”
— lord vader (@sithflower) April 14, 2017
Technically speaking, Hamill also spoke in a “Force Awakens” trailer — but that was repurposed dialogue from “Return of the Jedi.” This is the first time Luke has said anything new, in character, in… how long has it been? Twitter user @Lukeorgana did the math: “It’s been 33 years, 10 months, and 20 days since we last heard Luke Skywalker speak. Today is the day.”
it's been 33 years, 10 months, and 20 days since we last heard luke skywalker speak. today is the day pic.twitter.com/Vva6l8wscY
— alexis (@LUKEORGANA) April 14, 2017
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Filmmaker James Gunn got emotional seeing R2-D2: “Is it weird that just one second of R2 on screen makes me cry?”
Is it weird that just one second of R2 on screen makes me cry? #TheLastJedi
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 14, 2017
One clever fan even made a rhyme: “Roses are red, my mind can’t comprehend, why did Luke Skywalker say, it’s time for the Jedi to end.”
— yung pear (@jaxsamzie) April 14, 2017
Here are some more reactions:
But for real #TheLastJedi looks dope and if we can just hold off on WWIII until after December that'd be dope too
— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) April 14, 2017
If there's a bright center to the Universe, it's because of that #TheLastJedi trailer. I can't handle my brain right now. I can't handle.
— Mark E Reilly (@ReillyAround) April 14, 2017
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) April 14, 2017
— Daniel Alter (@DAlter007) April 14, 2017
It's my duty as a dad to pull my boys out of class to show them #TheLastJedi trailer. Right?
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) April 14, 2017
Luke Skywalker has better hair than Kylo, pass it on pic.twitter.com/IdJucykhcZ
— carol îmwe (@carxlinv) April 14, 2017
Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” arrives in a galaxy near you on December 15, 2017.