Star WArs: The Force Awakens

This isn’t a shot we haven’t seen, but we get a new line from Kylo Ren that we haven’t heard before. He says, “I will fulfill our destiny,” before saying the line we’ve already heard, “I will finish what you started.” Is the “our” in this equation meant to be Kylo Ren and Darth Vader? What destiny does he think he needs to fulfill and why does he think it lines up with Darth Vader’s? Does Kylo Ren think he’s the one to bring balance to the Force?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kylo Ren ignites his unique lightsaber, giving us an even more detailed look at how this blade is much different from your average lightsaber. It seems almost unstable, perhaps because it’s a makeshift lightsaber, and not as high quality as it should be. Or maybe it’s made that way by design, to be more intimidating and dangerous. Also, is he on a Star Destroyer? Or at Starkiller Base? We’re not sure.

This is the first time we’ve heard any of the new character’s names. Finn and Rey officially meet after they’ve escaped the First Order in the Millennium Falcon, though it’s the latter who has been getting the focus for this whole trailer, and that continues later too.

A couple new shots of Leia, looking at at the battle in some kind of war room reminiscent of the character poster that was just revealed earlier this week. Also, if you look in the background of the first shot, you can see Ken Leung (X-Men: The Last Stand) as some kind of Resistance officer. And in the second shot in the same location, we finally get a new shot of C-3PO with his red arm, and that’s Poe Dameron in the background with Leia.

This is one of the most intriguing new pieces of footage in the new trailer. This is happening in the desert somewhere, so it’s likely on Jakku. But when does this happen? Is this how BB-8 ends up on Jakku? Is that explosion from whatever ship brought BB-8 to the planet? We know the First Order attacks a village on Jakku at night, so maybe this is where all that action happens, and BB-8 gets picked up by that aforementioned scavenger in the morning. The pieces do seem to fit together rather nicely. But who had BB-8 previously? Maybe it’s Poe Dameron, since we see the ball droid in an X-Wing in the US trailer.

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