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Chaos ensues as Star Wars Episode VIII trailer released online

The trailer for the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, has just been dropped – and the internet is losing its collective mind.

This is not a spin off, folks. This is the real deal, the same story arc that began with Star Wars: A New Hope way back in 1977 (except that back then, it was just called Star Wars).

What else? Oh, Luke Skywalker is back.

There has been no shortage of Star Wars news in recent years, particularly after the JJ Abrams-directed The Force Awakens was released two years ago.

In recent years, there’s been video games and spin off films reviving the love for the retro franchise – and getting the taste of Jar Jar and the rest of the prequels out of our mouths.

We won’t say too much more about it, but the folks down at LucasFilm really know how to get the hype machine fired up.

The release was accompanied by a promo poster that looks like it was peeled right off your teenage father’s bedroom in the late ’70s – except that the weird bloke from Girls is on it too.

Image: LucasFilm

Image: LucasFilm

So that’s the good news.

The bad news? It won’t be released until December, meaning you’ve got eight more months to wait.

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