At halftime of ESPN’s featured Monday Night Football game, the Minnesota Vikings were leading the Chicago Bears by a non-rousing score of 3-2.
Yet viewers stuck around because they had been promised something rather unique at the break:
The second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
In this surprisingly revealing preview, we open with a look at Kylo Ren’s turn to the Dark Side, as Supreme Leader Snoke says the following to the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia:
“When I found you, I saw raw, untamed power. And beyond that, something truly special.”
The footage then takes us to Rey’s training with Luke Skywalker, where her power of the Force simply astounds the Jedi.
“I’ve seen this raw strength once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now,” Skywalker tells his impressive pupil.
He’s talking, of course, about Kylo Ren’s massacre of the young Jedi trainees Luke was once overseeing. And he now thinks the Jedi must end… yet perhaps this fear will merely push Rey away.
Elsewhere, we’re treated to a glimpse at Finn facing off in a battle against his ex-commander, Captain Phasma, as well as our first look at Supreme Leader Snoke that isn’t an evil projection.
How does the trailer end?
In ominous fashion, with Rey telling her adversary Kylo Ren:
“I need someone to show me my place in all this.”
Cue Kylo Ren extending his hand to her… and our hearts practically leaping out of our bodies.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.
Ahead of the trailer’s release, meanwhile, Lucasfilm unveiled the official theatrical poster for The Last Jedi:
Pretty darn awesome, right?
Also: rest in peace, Carrie Fisher.
Check out the full Star Wars: The Last Jedi now!