Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Star Wars Teaser - released April 16th

I write this entry as I have a bacterial eye infection and an eyepatch covering it, so cut me some slack, alright?!

Okay. Let's talk about this new Star Wars teaser. (Side note: when are we getting a full trailer? This summer? Come one, JJ, make it happen). These are my gut reactions to the trailer. Not my analysis. I'm an intuitive person, so my instincts are pretty reliable. Take that for what you will, or ignore everything I say. Whatev.

This is the end of the first shot. We see some kind of speeder (I'm guessing it's a Speeder that looks like Luke's from A New Hope) moving from the left side into the frame with the downed Imperial Class Star Destroyer and an X-Wing Fighter. These are very OLD downed ships - my guess is they are ruins from what we knew as the rebellion against the Empire in episodes 4, 5, and 6. Guesses as to who is in the speeder:
  • Luke - could he regularly be visiting these ruins in connection with mourning the loss of his father? Or could he be training Jedi inside? I don't know! The reason I think this might be Luke in the speeder is that he is from Tatooine, and his voice is the narrator that speaks next and throughout the rest of the trailer.
  • Rae - we know she is going to be a central figure in episode 7. My guess is that she is Han and Leia's daughter, and that she has the force. And that Uncle Luke is teaching her. More on that later.

Luke says, "The force is strong in my family. My father has it." What strikes me here is the use of the present tense. Luke says "has" like he isn't dead. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not conjecturing that Darth Vader is alive, but remember, Luke can talk to dead people. He talks to Obi Wan, why not Anakin? That's my guess anyway.

Where is Luke??? Your guess is as good as mine. We know it's Luke because in the next frame we see his mechanical hand.

To me, this looks like he is living in the old Imperial Class Star Destroyer, having his nightly bonfire outside, reflecting on the chaos in the galaxy. Maybe in Episode 7 we find a Luke, not tainted by the dark side which some have conjectured, but a Luke who is grieving, struggling to find his next step, with few other Jedi to help him succeed in finally squashing the Empire. Again, all guesses. I do know I really really think Luke lives on Tattoine. 

Then Luke continues, "I have it. My sister has it."

This is Leia handing the Lightsaber to..."you have that power, too."

I think this is Rae getting the lightsaber from mom, Leia. I think it's Rae just because that's what my gut says, but also because she seems to be the focus of the last trailer and this one, too. Maybe Uncle Luke has sent her off to find more people with the force - cue Boyega's character.

I think this guy is going to be a central character, too, maybe the next Han Solo - type? We see and hear him "woo hoo". Or wait, could this be Han and Leia's boy? Mayhaps.

This scene was in the first teaser, too. We know there is an active battle between rebels and the Empire - it's still raging. Also, let's notice that the design of the X Wing has been modified over the years. As has the Star Destroyers and Tie Fighters we see in later frames (Kyle noticed this one - great spot babe!).

The new Imperial forces have changed their logo a bit, too.

I mean, come on, Rae just looks like Han and Leia's kid.

Rae and Boyega are on some kind of journey together - we know that now. We've seen them together in a teaser and featured in the previous. They will definitely be central to the plot.

Final thought: we see a whole heck of a lot in the Falcon. I think Han is going to play a big role. I also think he might die. Maybe he is passing on the falcon to one of his kids? Maybe he is going on one last adventure for his old buddy, Luke?  Also, see the ruins again???? That's something, there...

Maybe Luke is captured by the Empire. Maybe Rae and Han are going after him. Maybe. I don't know, but all I know is that the teaser ended with these two, and I couldn't be more pumped for this movie!

May the force be with you.

And here's the whole teaser if you hadn't seen it yet.


  1. Just Curious, but Luke's speech sounded a lot like the one he gave Leia on Endor before he left to be captured and taken to Vader. Hopefully more tid-bits come about, this movie is gonna be one HUGE block-buster and lines are gonna wrap for miles at the theaters. Yaaaaaaaaa whoooooo...

    1. Yeah the speech WAS exactly like the one in ROTJ, with the difference of "you have that power, too" at the end. Pretty exciting.