Holy sudden out of left field new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer!
Director JJ Abrams confirmed the last trailer was the final one, but apparently that was only for US trailers and because Japan’s Disney branch dropped a new trailer today.
It’s chock full of new footage and – okay, okay, I get it. You just want to watch it already. Be my guest!
Now let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
WARNING: The rest of this article will contain spoilers. Or at least theories that could be considered spoiler-y.
It should be no surprise at this point that I’m excited for Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), so getting another new shot of him is awesome. And with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) to boot! And our first look at C-3PO (Anthony Daniels)! Man oh man this is exciting.
Here’s the question: is this before or after Poe gets captured? My money’s on Poe getting captured relatively early so maybe this is recon for the mission Leia gives Poe, which I’m guessing is to find Rey, and he gets captured on that mission (which is then how he meets Finn and Finn gets Poe’s Resistance jacket). Or maybe the mission is to purposely get captured and infiltrate the First Order.
Rey has an interesting line in this trailer about her family, which only continues to fuel the theories that she’s a Skywalker and why Leia would send Poe to find her (which I am definitely on board with).
Also I love the idea of Poe as Leia’s second-in-command. We know from the books and comics that are part of the Journey to The Force Awakens that Poe’s parents worked with Leia and Luke and that Poe grew up with stories about the Rebel Alliance, so it’ll be interesting to see his character contrasted with someone like Finn, who apparently grew up knowing only the First Order.
Rey is definitely not having an easy time of things. This is the jungle planet again and at this point I think there has to be somre connection between Rey and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
This was by far the most affecting shot in this new trailer and while we know Rey will be in Episode VIII, it doesn’t make this moment any less stressful. Why do they seem to be alone? And why is Kylo threatening her execution-style? And it doesn’t look like she knew he was there before he swings his lightsaber towards her.
All right, this is where the big spoilers come in. You have been warned.
I think we can see who’s lying in front of Rey here. In the bottom right-hand corner, you can see fur and what looks an awful lot like Chewbacca’s bandolier. There’s leather in the left-hand corner, which could either be a jacket and someone else or Chewie’s bag.
Yup. I didn’t like it when I realized that either. Of course, trailers are meant to be edited in manipulating ways, but Rey looks genuinely distraught here, so something terrible had to have just happened. Also this looks like the snow planet where Finn and Kylo Ren face off which doesn’t bode well.
… Is it December 18th yet?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, and Max von Sydow is set to come out on December 18, 2015.
What do you think of the new trailer and these theories? What are some of your own theories? Let us know in the comments!