Canto Bight is a name that has been in Star Wars fans’ minds for some time now. While relatively little is known about the locale, other than it’s a gaudy playground for the rich trafficked by some of the galaxy’s most opulent denizens, a new Chinese trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi gives us our first look at the seedy casino city -- and some giant, racing foxes?
The trailer is mostly a rehash of the first official trailer released back in October, but there’s a curious addition right around the two-minute mark. The brief scenes show a group of riders atop alien racing cats crashing through an immaculately maintained garden and then a massive window. On the other side of the window looks to be groups of humans and aliens enjoying various games of chance. The riders and their mounts then leap over what looks to be a poker table (Star Wars poker, let’s say) with gold chips.
It’s not much to go on, but the official Star Wars website has this to say about Canto Bight: “Located on the desert world of Cantonica, Canto Bight is a casino city and playground for the galaxy's ultra-rich. It's a place of both opportunity and high stakes, filled with casinos, racetracks, and other expensive distractions.” So, the war goes on, but the rich still lavish themselves in expensive games. One of those games involves racing, and it seems that the alien cat mounts might be part of that system.
The trailer gets pretty blurry around that part, so there’s no telling who’s actually racing through the casino pit, but chances are it’s some of the Rebel Alliance’s forces, presumably on the run from something, though whether that be First Order troops or Canto Bight’s own “peacekeeping” force remains to be seen.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, opens in theaters Dec. 15 and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ,’ Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)