Fans of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” received a foreboding message this weekend.
“Jedi must end,” Luke Skywalker says darkly in the first teaser, which premiered Friday at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.
Premiering Dec. 15, the movie follows Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, who had last tracked down Mark Hamill’s Skywalker, at the end of 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The two-minute trailer shows Rey handling a lightsaber to Luke, and a brief shot of Ray using the Force, followed by Skywalker’s ominous words.
“I only know one true thing,” Luke says offscreen. “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the 65-year-old Hamill confirmed that it was indeed his voice in the quote.
“There’s a difference between teaser and a trailer,” Hamill said. “A teaser is supposed to show you dynamic images that heighten your awareness and make you want to see the trailer, but avoid all story points if at all possible. [But] I think that’s the only story point that’s in the teaser, which is Luke saying it’s time for the Jedi to end.”
Hamill admits he was “as surprised as anyone” that Luke would say something like that.
“It was as shocking to me to read what Rian [Johnson, the director of “Last Jedi”] had written as I’m sure it will be for the audience,” he said.
When asked about the possibility Luke turns to the dark side, Hamill said: “It’s possible, anything’s possible.”