Rumor: Description Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Footage Shown At Mexican Event Revealed?

As you may already know, there was recently a ten-minute preview of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at a press event in Mexico – but so far, no fully-credible description of what was shown has surfaced. But now, it appears as though that has changed, as a Mexican Youtube film channel who was at the press event has revealed a description of the footage shown.






There’s just one catch – the account described is in Spanish, meaning that unless you’re bilingual, you won’t be able to hear the finer details. This Youtube channel is definitely legit. They had many famous actors on their show in the past. The video can be seen below:




But there’s also an upside. Thanks to the efforts of an Argentinian Redditor, those of us who say “Yo no hablo Español” can understand the gist of what she was talking about:

“Since I assume most readers don’t speak Spanish I’ll describe what the woman in the video says: She explained that the footage (approximately 10-13 minutes) shows a space battle and is mostly centered around Poe and BB-8, and how Poe is trying to destroy “a gun inside of a big ship”. She also says that Hux appeared in the scene and that there is a humorous bit with him (which she claims “felt like a Marvel movie” although she didn’t describe the moment or specify why, and still said the humor throughout the scene was very funny). Then she mentioned that there’s a new character who wasn’t in the previous movie whose life is threatened at one point in the footage shown and that the movie intermediately makes you care about said character (most likely referring to Rose). She ended saying that “the destruction in the scene was massive” and that the special effects were great, and at the end started talking about something else but stopped because she didn’t want to spoil the rest of the scene, so there’s more going on in the scene.”


There was previously a description that described a similar sequence of events, but the scene in question came with a clear contradiction – it stated that Poe’s X-wing is destroyed in the opening battle. We know that this isn’t the case because we see him flying the black X-wing with D’Qar in the background, scenes that were presumably included as a part of this preview.


In any case, the fact that we start the movie off with a battle doesn’t surprise me too much – Star Wars movies have a tendency to open in space (with the exception of The Force Awakens, which begins with the viewpoint on the planet of Jakku looking *directly overhead* to space), and it only makes sense that they would want to keep the audience waiting a little longer to hear what Luke’s first onscreen words in over 30 years are. Besides, resolving a two-year cliffhanger is not something you just give away in a preview about a month ahead of the movie’s release!



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

102 thoughts on “Rumor: Description Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Footage Shown At Mexican Event Revealed?

  • November 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    We must be very close to Lucasfilm releasing the official clip of the movie. If the marketing timeline is still following The Force Awakens’, then it should be imminent as that clip was released on the 25th of November.

    • November 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

      Was that the Rey/Finn running on Jakku scene? or am i thinking about the wrong thing?

      • November 25, 2017 at 10:18 am

        Yes it is.

      • November 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        Yes, that one.

        • November 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm

          thanks – that’s what i figured, i’d love to see something like that right about now – it will ease the pain of hte next 3 weeks LOL

    • November 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      I reckon they must be pushing 10 minutes of released film by now, just with the trailers and tv spots. I don’t really want to see more? I’ve stopped watching (but I’m feeling weak…)

      • November 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        Resistance is futile.

  • November 24, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    What I’m most worried is the funny bit, she said she was concerned that it is the first time SW makes so open mockery of one of their characters (Hux) ala Marvel, and for a moment she was tempted to compare it to Jar Jar Binks. Anyhow, less than 3 weeks to go.

    • November 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Occasional jokes that really nail a moment are great. Like I loved Poe’s mockery of Kylo’s mask. I loved Han’s “That’s not how the force works!”

      Some other stuff… less so. Anything that feels forced… like I dunno half of the Guardian’s of the Galaxy 2 for example.

      • November 25, 2017 at 1:10 am

        lol yes

      • November 25, 2017 at 2:30 am

        Exactly, I’d hate to see SW eventually turned into Guardians just for the sake of comedy, we already know how that goes…

        • November 25, 2017 at 10:18 am

          Have a feeling we are headed that direction.

    • November 25, 2017 at 6:38 am

      I’m still not quite sure how mockery of a character makes it feel “less Star Wars” and more Marvel.

      What comes to mind are lines like “laugh it up fuzz ball” insulting Chewbacca or “where did you dig up this old fossil?” Mocking Obi Wan Kenobi. Both these lines felt Star Wars to me.

      • November 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        I know, that’s the thing, those examples you made are fine, but if Hux looks at the camera for one second or some crap like that…

      • November 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm

        Not to mention: Threepio and Artoo walking across a hallway blazing with laser blasts.

    • November 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

      You just hit the NAIL ON THE HEAD for me — the colors and the Trailers — this movie looks more “MARVEL” than Star Wars !

      • November 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm

        Can you be more specific? The color grading – based on trailer – looks beautiful and is no near Marvels grey flat grading.

    • November 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Since I have not heard this person’s opinions before…I don’t really give any validity to her concerns.

      • November 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        That doesn’t make sense at all. If the points she makes sound reasonable and logical then why would you dismiss them? Simply because you haven’t heard this person’s opinions before? Could it be that you just want to stay in your “everything is going to be fine ” bubble completely ignoring the fact that TLJ might not be perfect after all? I am not sold on the “it’s different, it’s different” approach Ryan has and as a SW fan I am more worried about this movie than any Disney era movie before. Not giving her opinion any validity for no reason at all seems like fanboy-ism to me.

        • November 27, 2017 at 1:24 am

          Perhaps he just doesn’t wanna engage in all this negativity and concern about how the movie’ll turn out, and wait until the release to judge it for what it is and not for what it may or may not be.

          • November 27, 2017 at 1:29 am

            Voicings concerns has nothing to do with negativity. People are free to comment on what they like or dislike as long as they do it in a respectful way. Judging the movie before its release is stupid, I agree. But that includes premature praise and ignoring people who have already seen parts of the movie…

        • November 27, 2017 at 4:54 am

          Because she has no credibility with me. Given that many people on the Internet are known for hyperbole, I tend to take many grains of salt with their opinions.

          Her points don’t sound “reasonable and logical” because what is “Marvel tone”, anyway? Marvel movies are capable of a light tone while also having serious emotionally resonant moments. It’s a statement devoid of meaning. Therefore…I don’t give it much credence. It has nothing to do with “everything is going to be fine” bubble (what bubble, exactly? All I hear is people online constantly panicking about a movie they haven’t seen).

          It’s not fanboyism. It’s not giving any weight to a person who I know nothing about. Give me other examples of her past film criticisms and I might listen. But she is basically a total stranger. Who cares what she says?

          I would say the same if she said it was the most amazing movie ever. Doesn’t move my needle.

          • November 27, 2017 at 5:37 am

            What concerns me the most is that noone so far has pointed out that the movie is actually good. You would expect nothing but praise from early viewings but they all seem to beat arround the bush by just telling us how “different” this movie is. There are of course Hamill’S early statements which I don’t think I need to mention again at this point. What makes me nervous is the fact that Rian seems to focus on some kind of daring twist, which we know can work well (M. Night Shyamalan’s Sixt Sense) or can go terribly wrong (pretty much every other M. Night Shyamalan movie).

            I have no problem with some “experimental” SW movies but this is what the new-new trilogy and the anthology movies are there for. So headlines like Screenrant’s “Star Wars 8 is ‘Different’ According to Early Rough Cut Reactions” make me nervous fro two reasons. If you take a look at Daisy’s statement in this article:

            “I’ve spoken to a number of people that have seen a rough cut, and everyone’s like, ‘It’s different. It’s different.’

            This makes me nervous for 2 reasons:

            #1 I loved both, TFA and R1. They both felt like Star Wars and I except for some minor nitpicks I was perfectly happy with them. I especially liked to see that R1 had a more of an orignal plot than TFA even though it’s sandwiched in between ROTS and ANH. So “different” from something I liked the way it was is probably not a good thing (as proven by the prequels)

            #2 How would you react if you invited your friends over to have dinner and asked them if they liked the meal you cooked for them and their only answer would be ‘It’s different. It’s different.’ You would probably question if they really liked it or if they are just being polite. If the ONLY thing that Daisy mentions is how different the audience thought the movie was this seems fishy to me. Keep in mind that Daisy wants to promote TLJ but the best feedback she can bring to the table is “it’s different”?

            I think we are in for a big surprise with TLJ and I am pretty sure at this point that the fanbase will be divided after seeing the movie. Makes me nervous…

          • November 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

            ‘It’s different. It’s different.’

            Its pure marketing thing. TFA got critic for be to familiar. Now the pushing the diffrent talk.

          • November 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm

            I’ve considered that too but keep in mind there has been R1 in between which suffered from no such critizism… Anyways I hope you’re right and “it’s different” is to TLJ what “practical effects” was to TFA. That would make me feel a lot easier going into cinema on premiere day.

          • November 27, 2017 at 3:06 pm

            Well, no one has seen the entire thing yet, have they? Even the cast hasn’t seen it all put together yet. They often don’t until the premiere.
            I think the fact that LFL gave Johnson another 3 movies is proof they at least are confident in the quality of the film, but whether we like it, who can say yet?
            I think Star Wars needs to try new things. If it fails, there’s always another movie around the corner.

          • November 27, 2017 at 7:07 pm

            LF’s trust in Johnson means very little to me. They were confident in Josh Trank, Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Colin Trevorrow and Gareth Edwards. Out of 8 directors only 2 have worked on a movie from start to finish. In any other company a HR department which had to fire/substitute 75% of their hirings before they could finish even one project would be seen as a failure. I have trust in KK’s ability to correct her wrong decisions but that doesn’t mean that her trust in Rian to set up a new trilogy is reassuring to me at all.

          • November 27, 2017 at 9:56 pm

            That’s entirely different.

            They have now worked with Johnson for years and seen his finished product. And they are entrusting him with a new trilogy. It’s a different level of confidence.

          • November 27, 2017 at 8:06 pm

            But this fanbase’s pathological need for ‘new and original’ is begging for division. It appears that people would rather a failure of an original film than a good film that references other types of work (which is really what Hidden Fortress-In-Flash-Gordon-Galaxy really is).

            “Don’t make it like Marvel!” You mean Marvel and SW is vastly different?

            “Someone get this big walking carpet out of my way” Is that line some sort of ‘original’ ‘unique’ joke that wouldn’t be uttered by Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Lois Lane, Hawkeye?

            Could half of Han Solo’s lines to Leia in ESB be uttered today without an article addressing ‘The Misogny of Han Solo’??? “You could use a good kiss!!!” “Don’t get excited!!! ……Sorry Princess, I don’t have time for anything else.” “You like me because I’m a scoundrel.

            Times change, the films will change but also remain the same basic structure and hero’s journey that the films have always been based around….same as the Marvel films.

            Marvel took it’s cue from SW (via Wheadon), not the other way around.

    • November 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      I mean TFA had humor. To be fair, the jokes I argue were hit and miss. So I can see RJ trying to keep that style somewhat. So I’m okay with some Marvel humor.

      What I will be judging is atmosphere and themes(in addition to the standard plot and characters). Because, while I think ESB is a bit overlionized, the movie was excellent in establishing the same universe but something being off and different.

      As in, yes, the Rebels won the battle, but the war wasn’t over yet. And the Empire, like an angered hive of bees, were after them. My hope is that TLJ will take inspiration from that atmosphere.

      Homage aspects while it can, but don’t pull a TFA. In other words, tell a great story set in the SWs universe. Not a SWs story that is the greatest hits.

      Because, with having the longest runtime of any movie, I hope that time is used wisely. For what are films but economy of storytelling. 🙂

  • November 24, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I speak spanish… she also says she is worried about the tone and comedy of that scene(for SW standards), she also says that the comedy comes from making fun about a character and not from dialogue between characters like the previous films

    • November 25, 2017 at 2:09 am

      She specifically mentioned it was similar to Marvel comedy, as opposed to traditional SW comedy.

    • November 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Feedback like this is exactly the reason why the cast’s and crew’s statements telling us how the movie “is different” are worrying me. I don’t doubt that Ryan is a good director in general but I don’t know if he is a good director for a Star Wars movie. I wasn’t this nervous about JJ or Gareth.

  • November 24, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Can’t wait any longer!!!!

    • November 25, 2017 at 1:11 am


  • November 25, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Wouldn’t the new character be Paige, not Rose, since Paige is a gunner on a Resistance bomber?

    • November 25, 2017 at 10:16 am

      No because Paige barely has a few minutes in the film, while Rose is pretty much in every scene with Finn after they meet.

      • November 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm

        Thank you. I forgot you already saw this entire movie months ago.

        • November 27, 2017 at 4:22 am

          Paige is very minimalistic character – this I have confirmed 100%. Not my opinion, just reporting.

          • November 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

            Sure, that’s why you “report” without providing any source to back up your statements.

          • November 28, 2017 at 12:09 am

            How do you know she is minimalistic? Man, they must have some really great character development for you to know this. So tell us, when did you watch the movie? You know, since you seem to know ALL about it….

    • November 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      It might be Paige, since I think it’s been said she dies, right?

  • November 25, 2017 at 4:37 am

    By the way, I’m the argentinian redditor. Thanks for trusting in my transalation 😉

    • November 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks for translating!

    • November 25, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      I saw you omitted the eternal discussion about “vídeo” or “video”…

      • November 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        In Argentina we always say “video”, and when someone says “vídeo” it actually sounds funny to us. Where are you from?

        • November 26, 2017 at 5:30 am

          I am from Yavin IV, 2 ABY.

          • November 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

            Nice 😉

    • November 27, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Thank you for translating!
      Having read your translation before watching the video, I was amazed at how much I could understand.
      I never studied spanish (though I do speak french as a first language and studied italian in high school, which gives me some understanding of latin languages I guess).

      • November 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        Yeah italian and spanish are pretty similar, I’ve never studied italian but I can understand some of it

  • November 25, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Her youtube channel is called FueradeFoco and it’s one, if not the worst film critic channel in Mexico. She always shares a blind opinion, no reasoning whatsoever. Just don’t believe any word and wait for the film as nothing happened.

    • November 27, 2017 at 6:01 am

      Wait, a lady with a YouTube channel isn’t sure about the tone of a 10 minute preview of an upcoming movie? I’m out. I’ll wait for the Battle Star Galactica reboot. Also, my childhood was raped & only sheeple will like this. And J.J. Abrams is mean.

    • December 14, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Yet she was right, even though she didn’t grasp what was happening precisely XD

  • November 25, 2017 at 6:16 am

    So she is the Ben Solo of journalists?

  • November 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    This film is looking more and more “Marvel” and less Star Wars by the day.

    • November 25, 2017 at 8:00 am

      i don’t see that at all – other than the random non english speaking people describing scenes lol

    • November 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      I saw spiderman pendulous from one destroyer to another

    • November 25, 2017 at 11:30 pm




      • November 27, 2017 at 2:44 am

        He’s just a reality show reject: the only way he knows how to get attention is by being irritating.

        • November 27, 2017 at 4:20 am

          Expressing opinion on the upcoming film, as everyone is doing on this page, is not being irritating. You might find it irritating b/c you disagree, but that isn’t the intent.

          • November 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

            You are not expressing “opinions”, because you don’t have one. The best that can be said is that you have preconceptions and that you seem unable to endlessly express them, more than once in the same topic/comment section and – often times – regardless of concept.
            That’s what irritates people, the endless and ungranted stream of negativity.

  • November 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Most interesting. Given the more information we have received, I think it is reasonable to postulate how the movie is going to open up. I have a strong hunch that the movie will open on Rey meeting Luke and after a bit of dialogue it will cut to the evacuation of D-Qar.

    Hux, I have a strong feeling, will be after the Resistance, given his failure at Starkiller Base, along with Kylo Ren(who maybe tasked with something else) and in turn the big epic setpiece/ space battle will commence.

    Which is cool, because that’s a nice callback to ROTS which has my favorite opening in a SWs movie ever. I mean the different panning shot and just opening in a large hectic battle.

    And personally, I think this is awesome how this movie will open immediately after TFA. That has never been done before. And that is a good step forward.

  • November 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Didnt read it. Too many spoilers for me! First time ive been able to resist the dark side…

    • November 25, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Me too!!!! We are growing strong in the force

    • November 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      I could summarize it for you if you want 😉

  • November 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    as long as this doesn’t turn into a joss whedon style quip fest it will be fine. nothing wrong with a little a humor when appropriate.

    • November 25, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Agreed. I love Joss Whedon, but he tends to overuse the quips a bit too much. If it is like the OT, where there is that banter and camaraderie, cool.

      Because, really the OT could get hooky, but it knew when to dial that back for more serious moments, like ESB. And even ROTJ with Luke’s story. But I trust Rian Johnson a lot more than Abrams. I don’t like Abrams as a director(he’s a better producer), but seeing Rian’s work, limited as he is; he does understand characters.

      And I have a feeling that the screenplay he wrote for TLJ must have been painstaking in depth so as to strike the right balance. Because, when you consider the PT; those movies I argue didn’t accomplish this.

      Abrams, Kasdan and Ardnt tired and in my view partially succeeded. RJ cannot afford to do this. But like I said: I have faith in him.

  • November 26, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I’m surprised Hux wasn’t killed in the beginning of the film (if above is true). The emperor or Darth Vader would have executed the person in charge of their mega weapon if it were destroyed. “you have failed me for last time” kind of thing. He should not get another chance after such a cockup.

    • November 26, 2017 at 5:21 am

      technically kylo was the one that failed to prevent the shield generator from getting blown up.

      • November 26, 2017 at 5:28 am

        Yeah. That makes sense. I hope Hux doesn’t get killed early. I like his character and the tension between him and Kylo. They hate each other it seems

        • November 26, 2017 at 6:31 am

          I think it is a love/hate relationship edulcorated with additions and mysticisms.

      • November 27, 2017 at 6:13 am

        The oscillator was blown up, Phasma lowered the shields

    • November 26, 2017 at 6:32 am

      So Hux is more important than we saw, and/or he could be responsible of the creation of the weapon, more than Snoke.
      May be a kind of young Tarkin.
      With no replacement.

    • November 27, 2017 at 6:13 am

      By the same logic Phasma would surely be executed since it was her who lowered Starkiller Base’s shield to save her own life

      • November 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        In the Phasma comic, it is revealed how she covered her tracks to make it look like someone else lowered the shield. She was aware that her act of self preservation was treasonous and was desperate to hide it. So I think under the right circumstances, Snoke would certainly be open to the execution of his subordinates. However, I tend to think he’d be more like Thrawn than Vader as well. He can be forgiving of failures (Hux and Ren for ex.), but treason is another animal.

    • November 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

      I don’t know why but I have a feeling snoke will be a more thrawn-like villain in that he would rather not kill subordinates but instead get them to learn from their mistakes. When he hears Kylo failed him he is mad but simply says to have him finish his training

  • November 26, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I have to admit some of my theories about the characters in these 2 movies the 2 or 3 last years were stubbornly wrong, as I have realized few days/hours ago.
    It is kind of embarrasing when you see the whole character plot behind them clear and also I got all the information and interest for it. Probably our own wishes blinded me.
    Be open to rewrite opinions and learn new stuff coming up.

    • November 26, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      What kind of theories did you have, I am always interested in “what could have been” scenarios 🙂 to me reading theories that have been proven to be wrong in hindsight is like looking at unused concept art.

      • November 27, 2017 at 4:49 am

        “The hero with thousand faces” of Campbell, I think about that, although not only 1 hero source but a limited number. I like to compare different, shows, movies, books and like Maz Kanata says, the same eyes in different people. It is built on personality, path, and the relationship with the other characters.
        For example I believe Kanan and Poe come from the same source, same kind of “hero”.
        Hux role is very short, so I believed similar about him and Kylo Ren, same source. But I was wrong, they are different roles, like 2 brothers or partners in a Love/Hate relationship.
        And Rey is totally new, so I have to think about her.

  • November 27, 2017 at 12:37 am

    That exchange between Poe and leia..permission to blow things up, permission granted. That.

    That was awful. That kind of wink wink wink whedon guardians of the galaxy crap has no place in Star Wars. I like poe. I like that he’s a cocky hotshot. His “we’re gonna do this” line in TFA was one of my favorite moments. But it came from character. Not a goofy script.
    Comedy in SW (before the prequels) came from character, organic, natural.

    That permission to Blow things up line felt like a scripted “joke” out of a marvel movie. Not something a character would actually say in a life or death situation.

    Fingers crossed this isn’t a self-aware post-modern ironic train wreck.

    There was none of that in looper. But who the hell knows if Disney/Kennedy isn’t saying “hey Rian you should add more in guardians of the galaxy, add some goofy ironic post modern self aware stuff”.

    That would be the nail in the coffin for SW as far as I’m concerned.

    • November 27, 2017 at 4:19 am

      I agree —- I made the observation watching the Trailers lately that TLJ is looking “more Marvel” than Star Wars.

    • November 27, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Agreed. I love marvel films but I don’t want Star Wars to morph into a jokey action adventure. The comedy in the OT was more dry sarcasm and the comedy in the PT was more slapstick.

      As for the “permission to blow Stuff up” line, I am hoping in contex it’s less distracting. Like if leia quotes that to him earlier that he can’t just go around blowing stuff up and then in the climax he says that as a call back instead of just a oddly written hero line

      • November 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm

        Good point. Yes, context like that would save it.

    • December 14, 2017 at 6:54 am

      It was a callback to previous scenes so I think in context of the movie it worked 🙂 Hope you liked it. I was happy with the midnight premiere I went to!

  • November 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Oh man that image just gives me chills. Reminds me of scene just before the jump to hyper space in Return of the Jedi when the Falcon is leading the fighters, meandering through the capital ships.

    This one.

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