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A new trailer for the next Star Wars film has dropped and it has fans seriously worried.

The eighth Star Wars movie, the second in the franchise’s sequel trilogy, is a mere 64 days from opening in cinemas.

With details so spare about the next film, entitled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it’s no wonder that when a surprise new trailer dropped from thin air, fans went into meltdown.

It’s the first footage fans have seen of the film – which stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and the late Carrie Fisher – since a teaser was released in April, and it offers a few hints that have die-hard fans more than a little worried.

Because, from the looks of the trailer, our favourite heroine, Rey, may be tempted to turn to the Dark side.

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Could Rey be tempted by the Dark side?

In the closing moments of the trailer, we hear Rey say, "I need someone to show me my place in all this."

While it's not clear who she is speaking to, the next shot is of Kylo Ren reaching out his hand.

Could this mean what we think it means?

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Episode VIII's director Rian Johnson and actor Mark Hamill have both hinted that Rey's meeting with Luke Skywalker - who she met in the closing moments of The Force Awakens - may not go as well as we had all hoped.

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The trailer shows Luke appearing frightened by Rey's strength and power. The last of Luke's 'students' to show that same power?

Kylo Ren, who went on to kill his own father, Han Solo, in one of the last movie's most heartbreaking scenes.

"I've seen this raw strength only once before," Luke says of Rey in the trailer.

"It didn't scare me enough then... it does now."

Given his hinted reluctance to mentor Rey, the trailer seems to suggest that our new favourite heroine will flee from Skywalker and send her running into the arms of the enemy.

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But Rey's tested loyalties isn't the only unsettling aspect of the new trailer: one scene appears to show Kylo zoning in on his mother, General Leia.

"Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to," a voiceover can be heard as his ship races towards his mother.

"That's the only way to become what you were meant to be."

Given that Carrie Fisher passed away last December, it's unlikely she will be in any future Star Wars films. Could this be our final farewell to Princess Leia?

Of course, trailers are designed to get us talking and to keep us guessing. And one line in the trailer could prove us all wrong.

"This is not going to go the way you think," Luke Skywalker can be heard saying.

Guess we'll have to wait until December 14 to learn the truth about The Last Jedi.