Warning: possible SPOILERS for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.

Traditionally, the middle act of a play is the bleakest, since it places the protagonists we’ve (hopefully) grown to love into the worst possible situations. The Skywalker saga is no different. Seeing as Star Wars runs in cycles of three, and the middle film tends to be the darkest (although not necessarily), The Last Jedi, much like Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, is the second act of the third trilogy, representing the dusk before Episode IX dawns.

From the first two trailers, The Last Jedi looks ...

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