UPDATE: Is the Next Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer New or a Re-Cut of the First?

A reddit user first caught a post on the British Board of Film Classification, that appears to confirm the approved running time of the alleged second trailer to The Last Jedi.




Thanks to Reddit user Nonsuch42, we were provided a link to the British Board of Film Classification, which we can confirm accurately lists the approved running time of the alleged second trailer (titled trailer B) for The Last Jedi, and it confirms it is distributed by “WDSMP UK” (Walt Disney Motion Pictures UK).  Here is a screenshot of the listing:




As you can see next to “APPROVED RUNNING TIME” it says one minute and thirty one seconds. Here is what else we can gather from this listing:


  • The trailer will be available in both 2D and 3D which confirms it will be theatrically released.
  • The trailer will come in around 30 seconds shorter than the first trailer (now dubbed Trailer A).
  • Although it says PG, the rating for trailer A was was also PG, as well as all trailers for The Force Awakens. The movie will still likely carry on the recent tradition of an MPAA: PG-13 /BBFC rating: 12A





The trailer length directly contrasts the first two trailers for The Force Awakens in which the second trailer was roughly 30 seconds longer than the first, this lead to a lot of speculation that this second trailer could possibly be a theatrical re-cut of the first. Our friends at @TrailerTrack make a good point:





Now it is true that The Force Awakens separate trailers were designated with A for the first teaser and B for the trailer that was released in April:


  • The Force Awakens trailer designations



However if you click on the discussion, they make a compelling point that the lettering convention changed for Rogue One, with different letters applying to shorter versions of the same trailer:





Also back in 2015, the same UK site listed a new trailer to be released which ended up to be false (probably just some recut version for other purposes) here.


We will update you as we get more information on this, but stay tuned. At the very least we are getting something, and likely soon. Hopefully it is a different clip entirely! Due to the 3D option we doubt that it is a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel, so we can speculate it is either a re-cut of the first or a new teaser entirely.


Of course our eyes are on this to release parallel to Disney’s D23 expo on July 14-16th, but with Disney having yet to promote the new Han Solo film, there is a possibility The Last Jedi‘s trailer could debut at another time. The safe bet though is that it will debut at D23, which is only a few weeks away!



When do you think the second trailer will debut? Before, during, after D23? What do you think we’ll see in the trailer? Or do you agree that this could just be a re-cut of the first? Sound off in the comments below and of course head to the Cantina and discuss it!



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23 thoughts on “UPDATE: Is the Next Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer New or a Re-Cut of the First?

  • June 20, 2017 at 9:59 pm


  • June 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Hmmm confirmation of what we all suspected. There will be a second trailer!

    Just playing – not trying to be “that guy”.

  • June 20, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Bad guys,need to see some baddies.

    • June 20, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      They’re sending their Sith, their smugglers, their bounty hunters, their Knights of Ren…and some, I assume, are good people.

      • June 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm

        Boooo good people

      • June 21, 2017 at 6:53 am


  • June 20, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Disappointed it’s 30 seconds shorter than the last one,which seemed to go by so quickly. Can’t wait to see it though.

    • June 21, 2017 at 7:31 am

      That’s because the first half of the trailer was sweeping establishment shots and a lot of fading to black which makes the trailer seem shorter in comparison.

  • June 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Do you know what other movie had a 1 minute 30 sec. second teaser trailer? That’s right, The Empire Strikes Back. Empire remake confirmed.


  • June 20, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    1:31 seconds, 20 seconds for logos, 30 seconds for black screens so we’ll end up with 41 seconds of actual footage. Cool, cool.

    • June 21, 2017 at 12:28 am

      Worst marketing campaign ever for a film everybody is already expecting to be “weird” anyway. I hope I’m wrong, but I wouldn’t count on it.

      • June 21, 2017 at 3:21 am

        We have plenty of time.

      • June 21, 2017 at 6:53 am

        Everyone said the same thing about The Force Awakens. That movie made $2 billion.

  • June 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I would be really surprised if this is a full, new trailer. That’s too short and last time the “trailer” was done in the fall. This might be a sizzle reel or a shortened cut up of the Celebration teaser.

    • June 21, 2017 at 4:42 am

      I see they updated the article and reinforced my original comment. We shall see!

  • June 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I wish I could go into TLJ blind with little to no exposure of trailers and marketing campaigns but I am very weak and have zero will power.

    • June 21, 2017 at 1:14 am

      The Force and tempting trailers alike can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.

  • June 21, 2017 at 4:20 am

    At least we know it can’t possibly suck any worse than that poster or the last teaser.

    • June 21, 2017 at 4:42 am

      I always think that about your next comment but you always surprise me.

      • June 21, 2017 at 6:52 am

        I’m never surprised. Constant trolling and anti-Star Wars hate. The irony is amazing.

        • June 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm

          It seems to be a prerequisite!

    • June 21, 2017 at 7:29 am

      The poster is amazing, the trailer was a little underwhelming I admit, but it’s grown on me a tad.

  • June 21, 2017 at 9:19 am

    When you take a step back and realize the username you adopted 2 years ago was pretty much the title of episode 8 but never thought to speculate it could be a possibility -.- I could’ve tweeted it over a year ago and made Rian Johnson sweat :_(

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