'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 2nd Trailer Breakdown Reveals Story Details and Original Heroes

Friday, 06 March 2015 10:44 Written by  iamrogue
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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 2nd Trailer Breakdown Reveals Story Details and Original Heroes

A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is imminent.

Late last year, the first teaser trailer for the sequel pulled ears off a gundark, sending audiences into paroxysms of anticipation without even showing Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, or Han Solo, who return after more than thirty years away.

If a rumored breakdown of the second trailer is to be believed, then the incoming preview will provide our first looks at the original heroes back in action.

We've been assuming for months that Disney would slap the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in front of Avengers: Age of Ultron when it hits on May 1st, but apparently the second teaser might arrive even earlier.  Specifically, JJ Abrams is expected to debut it at the Star Wars Celebration this April 16-19.  But why wait to actually see it when you can read a possibly spurious description of the trailer?

That's what we've got thanks to the Da7e, one of the rumor wranglers over at Latino-Review.  Lucasfilm has denied the whole thing, but Da7e claims that the scoop he's lassoed is totally legit.  Since it jibes with a lot of the leaked details and rumors we've already heard, the rundown does has the ring of accuracy.

You can head over to LR for the whole thing, but we'll give you the down, dirty, less detailed version. According to the rumor, this trailer opens with a voiceover (believed to be from Lupita Nyong'o) saying "I shall show the story of who you seek, the one who taught me..." while onscreen, new settings are introduced, from a forest complete with creepy castle to a tropical city. 

In a dark cave, the speaker, a small blue alien, continues "I know why the weapon came to you" as Finn (John Boyega) ignites a green lightsaber and Rey (Daisy Ridley) looks on, concerned.  We've heard repeatedly that the Episode VII story hinges upon Luke Skywalker's old lightsaber turning up in an unlikely place, leading the new generation of Star Wars heroes on a dangerous quest to find Luke, who has been MIA for decades.

As the trailer ramps up and the iconic John Williams score kicks in, visuals reportedly include a black TIE fighter attacking the aforementioned tropical city, as well as quick appearances from R2-D2, who beeps sadly, and C-3P0, who is palling around with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in a Rebel base.

Yes, that's right, Princess Leia.  And Han Solo (Harrison Ford), sporting a long duster.  As voiceover from Andy Serkis cautions "Don't get too sentimental," Han and Leia part ways, with Han walking towards the Millennium Falcon alongside his old pal Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).

The trailer is also said to tee up the climax, showing Finn sparking up his green lightsaber in a confrontation with Sith bad guy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in snowy woods.  As Finn squares off against his unseen opponent, Solo says in voiceover, "You can do this kid, I believe in you."

Then, in its final moments, the trailer drops its biggest geekbomb: a hooded figure looks upwards, revealing himself to be Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

This could all be bunk, but again, it sounds like it might just be right on the money.  Time will tell.

Hamill himself recently commented on the extreme secrecy surrounding the new Star Wars, telling IAR, "When we were making the original films yeah you had the odd reporter hanging around the studio bribing people to give them stories," he said. "But now I said to them 'Do I really have to wear this hood? This robe and this hood that covers my head to go from the trailer to the sound stage?' And they said, 'Yeah there's drones.' Seriously, drones flying all over the studio to get pictures whatever they can get pictures of. I said, 'Wow that's crazy.'"

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters and IMAX on December 18th of this year.



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