The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been shown – to a very select few.
Disney screened footage from the upcoming movie at its fun-sounding shareholders meeting in Denver, US.
But it wasn’t just Hollywood investors who were present at the event, there were journalists in the room too.
Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller, who was at the meeting, later described the teasers, saying they showed what happens after Rey (Daisy Ridley) visits Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) at his secluded cliffside hangout.
“We just saw more “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” footage. In it, Luke asks Rey, “Who are you?” Then we see her deftly handle a lightsaber,” he said.
Bob Iger, Walt Disney Co.’s chairman and chief executive, also used the meeting to pay tribute to Fisher, who died in December.
“Carrie Fisher has been an iconic part in this franchise from the very beginning,” he said. “We all miss her. She has great talent and wit. We’re proud that this movie coming up is part of her legacy.”
Luke’s question, asking who Rey is, also dampened the flames of one conspiracy theory that has been raging since 2014 – that Rey is Luke’s daughter.