It seems all we write about nowadays is emerging details about the newest instalment of the Star Wars saga, next month’s The Force Awakens, and today is no different.
We may have seen the final international trailer a few weeks ago and some new character posters earlier this week, but Disney have just dropped a new trailer for the film for Japanese markets, and it offers a ton of new footage which we haven’t seen previously. The main focus of this trailer is Rey (pronounced “Wry”, didn’t you know?), with John Boyega’s Finn getting little more than an introduction and that cool shot of him with (Luke’s?) lightsaber that we’ve seen in previous footage.
Alongside her, though, is everyone’s new favourite character, the lovably charming ball droid BB-8, who seems to narrate just as much of the trailer as Rey herself, judging from his chirping which can be heard in the background of a number of shots. Some of the shots we’ve seen elsewhere have been expanded upon, too, as it seems that Chewie gets his fair share of action in The Force Awakens, presumably setting of a bomb blast or two.
Of course, director J.J. Abrams isn’t letting us see everything at once, however, as there’s still no look at Luke Skywalker, but we do get another shot of C3-PO looking suitably tense, as well as a peek at a terrifying encounter between Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren.
Speaking of Ren, one of the things that we’ve picked up on from all these scenes from the film is how raw that fearsome lightsaber of his looks. Given that The Order of Ren are seen as radicals obsessed with Darth Vader and not necessarily true Sith, we’re pretty confident that it’s a do-it-yourself job, rather than created under the instruction of a Sith – or indeed a Jedi – Master, hence the spitting and general lack of stability it shows.
In any case, we’re counting down the days until Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is released in the UK on 17 December 2015 and are suitably obsessing over every little detail released before then. Who’s with us?