– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The first full length trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was an inspiring one, indeed. It brought to the table everything fans have wanted to see in a Star Wars film. Lots of action, a darker story, and outstanding visuals. However, there was one thing that us fans couldn’t stop talking about.

At the very end of the trailer, Rey said, “I need someone to show me my place in all this.” That line was followed by a shot of Kylo Ren, and then another shot of him holding out his hand, seeming to invite Rey to come under his wing. But was this nothing but a red herring from the Lucasfilm marketing machine?

While we still can’t confirm with 100 percent certainty that it’s the case, the latest teaser (shown above) may have our first hints that it indeed was. At about 38 seconds into the teaser, when Rey says, “Kylo failed you. I won’t,” the shot looks very similar to the shot at the end of the previous trailer.

Take a look below!

Shot from the new teaser.
Shot from the official trailer

Of course, they aren’t exactly the same (it’s obviously a different shot), but the lighting and all-around setting looks very similar. Plus, it wouldn’t come as a big surprise if Rey’s line, “I need someone to show me my place in all this” came immediately after that “Kylo Ren failed you” line.

Does it look to you like the ending of that last trailer was Lucasfilm just messing with us? Let us know down below!

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  • Seth McDonald

    I hope not, I would be disappointed as I was really liking where the trailer insinuated the film was going.

  • noahwayne0

    Wasn’t it obvious those two shots didn’t line up and she wasn’t talking to Kylo?

    These are the most obvious red herrings I’ve ever seen.

    Disney doesn’t have the guts to do something risky like turning Rey to the dark side. They’ve played it very safe thus far, I think they’ll continue to play it safe, making copies with fan service and nostalgia and people will unfortunately eat it up.

    • Bruce Norris

      It’s all about the twists and turns. I can bring you to the same destination but take a different path. The ride can still be enjoyable.

  • Kronx

    She is wearing the collar outfit while training with Luke in the scene when she swings the saber at the rock. That’s the outfit she’s wearing in the scene where Kylo allegedly offers his hand.

    When she faces Snoke and ignites her saber in the rain in the other scenes, she has a completely different outfit on. It stands to reason that if she were to meet Kylo it would be in proximity to Snoke, and she would be in that outfit.

    It should also be pointed out that Kylo is surrounded by sparking flames in a brighter room than the shot of Rey that follows in the trailer. Clearly not the same scene.

    My theory is that Snoke wins and abducts Rey at the end, while Kylo turns back to the light and partners with the rebels. My guess is he may be holding his hand out to Finn who seems to have infiltrated the baddies in the trailer or perhaps Luke, Leia or Poe who could all be there as well.

    • Moby85

      I like your theory about a kidnapped Rey. My gut tells me you’re correct. The idea of the second act in a trilogy is to leave the characters in a precarious spot. Imagine if somehow, someway, Kylo returns to the light but survives…Partners with Rey to raise new Jedi in Star Wars 10,11,12?!

  • Moby85

    I always thought it was a red herring as the cut in the first trailer that showed it didn’t seem crisp.

  • Victor Roa

    okay, that’s even better!!!!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.