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This may be before some kind of ground battle begins on Crait, because one of the early shots in the sizzle reel features an explosion going off with Resistance soldiers in the background. In addition to the ships taking on the First Order walkers, it appears there are some ground troops getting in on the battle.

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Further adding to the speculation that Poe Dameron ends up on Crait is the fact that this ship he’s in isn’t his trusty X-wing and it’s not an A-wing either. Instead, it appears to be one of those aforementioned ships flying through the desert in the teaser trailer. He may end up leading the pack of ships in that battle, and as we saw in The Force Awakens, he’s a hell of a pilot, so that might be all the Resistance needs.

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Hey, we haven’t seen some weird aliens in awhile! Here’s sparkly dog. It looks like there are crystals of some kind in its fur. At first I thought the creature shared some resemblance to the wolf from Star Wars Rebels, but I don’t think they’re the same kind of creature at all.

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Then there’s this guy, hanging out in a cage. We’re not quite sure where this location is, so we don’t know why this animal is in a cage like that. Could he be some kind of transport animal like the tauntauns on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back? Maybe the Resistance troops ride them around on Crait.

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Here’s another weird animal that we’re seeing from a low angle as Rian Johnson looks upon him. At first glance, I thought though might be the same animal in the cage above, but the face looks different. It also doesn’t appear to be Supreme Leader Snoke, so this may just be one of those random creatures we see for a split second and then never again.

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Then there’s this little guy. Apparently these little puffy guys are called Porgs. Reportedly, they have a bond with Ahch-To, and they see themselves as protectors of the land. They have a bond with Luke Skywalker as well, but they’re less keen on Rey, who has to prove herself to them. We won’t say how, though you can find possible rumors if you really want to.

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The Porgs are described as a mix of a little puffy bird and a Gremlin, because while they’re adorable, they also have razor sharp teeth and can be quite feisty. There have been rumblings that in addition to interacting with Rey and Luke, they also have a moment with Chewbacca and R2-D2.

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Speaking of which, it seems like Chewie, and presumably R2-D2, are just hanging out while Rey and Luke do their thing. Here’s a shot of the Millennium Falcon at night with a little campfire set up outside with Chewbacca sitting next to it. Is there a Wookiee treat that’s the equivalent of S’mores that he can cook up?

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It looks like Rey and Luke are taking so long that Chewie has time to book an appointment at the salon and get some curls back in his hair. I’m betting it’s been awhile since he pampered himself, and he deserves it after watching his best friend die.

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Actually, what the hell are Rey and Luke doing while Chewbacca is just hanging out? Well, first of all, Rey gives Luke back his old lightsaber. Here’s a shot of the actual hand-off, complete with Mark Hamill’s hand having visual effects tape on it for when it’s replaced in post-production with a robotic version.

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There seems to be some training happening on Ahch-To, as Rey is using her staff for some reason. It’s likely physical training, and this shot has her pulling her staff back from right in front of the lens of the camera. I wonder if it will be played in reverse so that the shot ends on her pointing her staff at the camera. Could this be in a training face-off with Luke where she shows him her skills?

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