Updated: Daisy Ridley Gives Fans Four Reasons to Be Excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a New TV Spot

In a brand new TV spot, actress Daisy Ridley (Rey) gives us four things to be excited for in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. From the truth about Luke Skywalker to the plethora of new ships and creatures in the movie, fans certainly do have a lot to get hyped about. The new spot shows a couple of new scenes and reveals a new line from Rey. You know the drill. If you’re going dark on any spoilers whatsoever then you might want to back away from this one (though I’d consider it minor in regard to spoilers). Otherwise, hit the jump to check it out.



(Special thanks to @Zcure1 from The Cantina for the updated video with better quality):




So in case you can’t watch the video, here are the four reasons fans should be excited:

  1. The truth about Luke Skywalker
  2. Wild New Ships
  3. New Creatures
  4. Rey starts her journey with the Force


And here’s the new line from Rey:

“I’m from the Resistance. Leia sent me. We need your help.”



Special thanks to our buddy Nick Skywalker for sharing this with us!



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Jordan Pate is Co-Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net, of which he is also a member of the book and comic review team. He loves all things Star Wars, but when he's not spending time in the galaxy far far away, he might be found in our own galaxy hanging out in Gotham City or at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, NY.

Jordan Pate (Hard Case)

Jordan Pate is Co-Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net, of which he is also a member of the book and comic review team. He loves all things Star Wars, but when he's not spending time in the galaxy far far away, he might be found in our own galaxy hanging out in Gotham City or at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, NY.

51 thoughts on “Updated: Daisy Ridley Gives Fans Four Reasons to Be Excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a New TV Spot

  • December 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    “-You are from the Resistance?
    – No… I am your daughter!
    – No, that’s not true. That’s impossible!!! Oh wait”

    • December 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Just a few ideas:

      Rey (to Luke): “Help me Luke Skywalker. You’re my only hope.”
      Rey (to Luke): “Are you my father?”
      Luke: “No, I am NOT your father!”
      Rey (to Kylo): “Did you kill my family?”
      Kylo: “No, I am your brother!”
      Rey: “No. No! That’s not true! That’s impossible!”
      Rey (to Luke): “All right, I’ll give it a try.”
      Luke: “No! Try not. Do…or do not. There is no try.”
      Snoke (to Kylo, about Rey): “If she could be turned, she would be a great asset. Can it be done?”
      Kylo: “She will join us or die, master:”

  • December 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    So Chewbacca is already there when Rey is just getting around to saying why she’s come for Luke. That makes me think that Luke has a more severe reaction than we might have thought. Could that shot of Rey coming out of the water like she almost drowned be after Luke force-pushes her off the mountain?

    • December 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm


      I simple “No” would be suffice.

      No need for Luke to rag doll her around the island like an empty tracksuit.

      • December 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        Maybe in the”resist it Rey” scene she lashes out with the dark side, giving Luke no choice but to parry her frantic attack, sending her flying, that would be awesome.

    • December 6, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      If he did that, as fun as it might be, I would be the first one to say: “Well, I guess we now know where Ben Solo got his temper…anger management is not a Skywalker specialty…”

      • December 6, 2017 at 4:46 pm

        Maybe the force push is over the top — that’s just what popped into my head. But still, what happens between the closing shot of the Force Awakens and Rey saying ‘Leia sent me”? You would think she would say that within the first 20 seconds of meeting Luke, but she’s sitting there with Chewbacca, who was still standing by R2 and the Falcon while Rey was climbing up the stairs.

        • December 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

          Don’t worry about it, the Force-push idea just made me laugh…
          As for the Chewie part, well I’m not sure she’s actually saying that there. She could be saying that right away but they put her voice on a mix of sequences potentially unrelated to the moment she says it.
          Actually she could even be saying that much later in the movie to someone else than Luke.

        • December 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm

          Either Rey has gone back for a second time to speak with Luke, or Chewie has decided to climb the Jedi steps to see them.

    • December 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      I think Rey confronts Luke and he brushes her off, so she returns with Chewie and asks for help. I don’t believe this is a single line of dialogue, just a couple lines that were edited together for this tv spot.

      I also think Rey willingly jumps into the cove when she spots Luke’s submerged X-wing, possibly to do a little snooping.

  • December 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Disney’ logo is on the end of the video. Could this be the first time that a Star Wars movie will begin with the famous castle logo? Probably not, but that would be awesome.

    • December 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm


  • December 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Rey felt the Falcon, R2 and Chewy weren’t enough of a clue, so she had to clarify verbally that she was with the resistance.

    • December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      I think the lines “I’m from the Resistance. Leia sent me.” and “We need your help.” are just cobbled together for this tv spot.

    • December 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      That´s funny.
      Although after reading Bloodline, if Luke is retired there for some years without any contact… it is possible it needs clarification…
      It is not clear that it is like that, but he could even ask “What is the Resistance?”
      Remember the Falcon was disappeared and Chew worked with Han, but he also retired to his home planet previously, may be they don´t meet in decades!

      • December 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm

        Hopefully Luke only goes into hiding a couple of years before TFA for the sake of the books and comics that are sure to come out. But hopefully @steve000020 is right and it’s just for the commercial.

        • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 pm

          Actually we could know more or less.
          It s presumable that the facts in Bloodine, the main one, is the lead to Ben Solo become Kylo Ren.
          In Bloodline Ben Solo is partner with Luke and it is when Resistance starts, but it is not necessary Luke knows about it.

          • December 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm

            Well the good news is we will know in 7 days 12 hours and 24 minutes!

          • December 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm

            Hehehe I have not calculated it yet 😀

    • December 7, 2017 at 1:18 am

      Technically, he may well ask ‘What is the Resistance? Do you mean the Rebellion?’ if the Resistance was formed after he went into exile.

  • December 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    0:32 — seriously, girl, you are going to end up with fewer limbs attached if you keep playing with your lightsaber like that!

  • December 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I still want to see what this DJ ship looks like. Supposedly a swanky luxury cruiser.

    • December 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Rian said his name would make sense as soon as we see him in the film. I’d laugh out loud if Rian literally trolled us and we see him spinning space vinyl in canto bight like Ali G.

  • December 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Four reasons? I only need one reason. It’s STAR WARS! 🙂

  • December 6, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Obi Wan we need your help…
    The thing here, Rey would be Leia + Luke at the same time… or Obi Wan failed training Luke and became Darth Lucius when Leia sends him R2D2… 😀

  • December 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Rey: Are you my father?
    Luke: No Rey, YOU ARE my father.
    (Rey is a re-encarnation of Anakin Skywalker)

    • December 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      It is the inverted version of Anakin. Like 2 hands, the same but opposed.
      Desert Planet -Desert Planet
      Girl – Boy
      Strong in the force – Strong in the force
      Left in a planet to slavery and not trained – Rescued from slavery and trained
      Scavenger – Scavenger

    • December 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      I wouldn’t put it pass LF to do something like that. Overall, while I have my preferences, I am indifferent as to who Rey is. A lot of it is because I’m indifferent towards the character(Ridley though is a great actor in that role), but really if I go into expecting something like that, I will be disappointed. It is self fulfilling.

      My hope is that TLJ subverts the idea of Rey being someone of importance and hammers the idea that identity and finding yourself should include not turning one’s back on what one already has or has gained. Kind of like Kung Fu Panda 2 where Po’s journey in that movie was getting to Shen to find out what happened to his folks.

      Wouldn’t that be something to see? Luke reveals to Rey that Snoke had something to do with her folks and then a big reveal is tossed by Snoke.

    • December 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

      • December 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

        No. His version would go like this.
        Luke: am I your father?
        Rey: No. I am my father..

      • December 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

        Though it may be shallow, that would probably turn me from being a life long Star Wars fan overnight. The “twist” in his movies is if it turns out to be good. He hit a home run with Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable was pretty good. Other than that…

        • December 7, 2017 at 5:39 pm

          I actually liked his last two movies, The Visit and Split. There are worse directors out there than him.

  • December 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    The truth is Luke has been training the Porgs into an elite Jedi unit to counter Kylo and the Knights of Ren. You heard it here first!!

    • December 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      I just have a funny image in my head of Porgs wielding Lightsabers and in turn going to town against Stormtroopers. It’s like the Ewoks in ROTJ, but much funnier. And heck, maybe the Porgs have an advanced take on mind trick called Force cuteness. Basically, they use the Force to make you get sucked up by their cuteness and then they strike.

      • December 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        That’s working in the marketing already – got myself a Porg and I’m 43!!

        • December 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm

          I got 3 different ones…I’m 47

          • December 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm

            The older you are, the more you get into porg.

        • December 6, 2017 at 9:56 pm

          See? it’s working. Porgs are like Furbees, only ten times more persuasive due to the Force. They are taking over and soon with their cuteness they will control the galaxy. 🙂

    • December 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Where did you hear that? My sources differ greatly. As I understand, each Knight of Ren is about 25 porgs in a single suit of armor. Check your facts sir! 😉

      • December 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        We need a picture of the Knights of Ren with one of them with a Porg face!!

      • December 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        That would be amazing.

      • December 6, 2017 at 9:55 pm


    • December 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      If it turns out that the Porgs are actually the new Jedi students that were presumed murdered by Kylo Ren, I swear to god…..

      • December 7, 2017 at 12:09 am

        Cut down and maybe returned by the force as Porgs? Do we all return as Porgs? Will TLJ answer these questions?

    • December 7, 2017 at 3:55 am


      You sir, win the internet today. LOL.

  • December 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Daisy Ridley looks quite buff in that video. It really becomes her in my opinion. She looks better with some bulk.

  • December 7, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Anyone else get the feeling The Last Jedi might top TFA in terms of box office success? There’s a ton of positive buzz on this film (not to say TFA didn’t have its own positive buzz before release). Cast and crew saying it’s got all the normal spectacle but with an emotional center that moves you. Not a word of problems during production. People saying how nice of a guy Rian is. AND Rian Johnson is given the reigns of an entire new trilogy. Also, one of the big draws – to see Carrie Fisher in her final performance…

    • December 7, 2017 at 8:09 am

      For Carrie Fisher alone, this movie would deserve to be a great success.

    • December 7, 2017 at 10:48 am

      You have to consider that, based on previous performances (TESB, AotC), the second installment in a SW trilogy tends to drop about 30-35%, compared to the first movie of the relative trilogy.
      Now, this would place TLJ in the 1.3-1.5 bil range at the WW box office.
      I can see it digging its way up to 1.6-1.8 range but, even in the best case scenario, that is still 300-500 mil of what TLJ’d need to top TFA’s BO performance.
      I’d love to see it happening but it doesn’t strike me as a particularly realistic possibility (other things to consider: TFA didn’t have any real competition and TLJ is a longer movie,which will most likely results in less screenings per day)

  • December 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Now we know Daisy’s top four things to be excited about. I really thought others would post their top four lists. So here’s mine:

    1. I’m excited to find out why I should have cared that Hux blew up 5 unknown planets.
    2. The cinematography looks yummy so I’m excited about 2.5 hours of eye candy.
    3. I’m excited to find out if there is a worthy villain in this trilogy.
    4. And to watch Luke’s transformation from hermit to …???

    What about you?

  • December 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Why was Luke surprised to see Chwbacca??? The island is small, there is no air traffic whatsoever, the Falcon lands on it, Luke must have seen it….

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