On Friday November 28, the world saw its first official glimpses of the next Star Wars film: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, due in theatres Dec 18, 2015. The key word here is “glimpses” because this was what’s known as a “teaser” trailer - just a few hints and peeks at what’s to come to get you excited, but not enough to give away anything major. Remember at this point the movie is still another whole YEAR away!
If you haven't seen it yet here it is:
So what are some of the questions you might have after watching it?
Who is talking? Who is he talking to? What does he say?
It's not certain at this point who the character is (he may be the mysterious character in black) but he sure sounds evil and in Star Wars, evil people usually have an apprentice or two, so get ready for some new bad guys!
He says: "There has been an Awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side...and the light."
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Who is the man in the desert? Is he a stormtrooper or clone trooper? Why doesn’t he look like a clone from The Clone Wars?
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Few people know exactly who he is or what his role in the story is. He could be a rebel in a stormtrooper uniform (like Luke & Han inside the first Death Star) or he could be an Imperial but he is clearly not a clone trooper. This movie will take place many years AFTER Return of the Jedi, and the Clone Wars happened many years BEFORE that. The Empire did not use clones much (if at all) after the Clone Wars ended and so stormtroopers can be any race, gender, or species. Some of this is being shown already in Star Wars Rebels.
Remember, the use of clone armies was one reason that particular galactic war was different than others in Star Wars history, so that is why the term “Clone Wars” was specifically used for that time.
Why are there stormtroopers and TIE fighters? Wasn’t the Empire defeated in Return of the Jedi?
We’ll have to wait and see what the official explanation is but not every general, soldier or spaceship of the galaxy-wide Empire was there at the battle of Endor. Perhaps some parts of the Empire survived and held power on some planets?
What’s that new droid that looks like R2-D2 on a ball?
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Some are already calling that “soccer ball droid”! It’s not a droid seen before in a Star Wars movie or TV show, but its sort of similar to a rolling destroyer droid with an R2 head, isn’t it? The real question is: what is it running from...or towards...in such a hurry?
Where’s Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3P0 and R2-D2?
Patience : )
Where’s the space battles & aliens?
Again, patience. It’s all coming! The next trailer will reveal much more, hopefully coming Spring 2015.
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