Rian Johnson debuts teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'

Hamill told stories of visiting with Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in NY and attending incredible parties at their homes in Los Angeles.

The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando featured some images of Leia as a more regal, but also grayer and more world-worn Resistance leader than the "fancy gas-station attendant" (as Fisher described herself) in The Force Awakens.

Whatever the case, while the tone of The Last Jedi seems less than optimistic, Star Wars fans are hyped.

The Last Jedi is expected to be released in Australia in mid-December.

Rian Johnson, the director of the movie, spent more than four hours meeting "Star Wars" fans, taking selfies and signing attendee badges. "(Like) a new beginning", said Eben Boyd, of Orlando, Florida, who plans to attend Star Wars Celebration when it returns in 2019 to a yet-to-be-identified location.

"She loved you. She loved these movies". "They may not be what you expect", said Ridley to knowing groans in the crowd.

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Shortly after the trailer debuted, ABC News had a chance to sit down with Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Daisy Ridley (Rey) to discuss The Last Jedi.

"The Force Awakens" director and "Last Jedi" producer J.J. Abrams has previously hailed Hamill's performance in the film, suggesting it could land him an Oscar nomination.

"I've tried very hard, but you know we lost Kenny Baker and Carrie in such a close period of time". Hamill said his personal and professional life would have been diminished had she not been part of them. John Boyega confirmed that Finn would appear in "The Last Jedi", despite the back injury.

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment shows, Mark Hamill, from left, as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Harrison Ford as Hans Solo in the original 1977 "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope".

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the unfortunate announcement during an interview with ABC News, explaining that Todd was "confused". "But we will see a lot of Carrie in 8, which is great".

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