The New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer is Ready and Here Is a Detailed DescriptionMike Sampson |
As we all breathe a sigh of relief that Harrison Ford appears to have suffered no life-threatening injuries in yesterday's plane crash, we can turn our attention to more trivial Star Wars matters: namely the new Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer. We had previously reported that the new Star Wars trailer will be in theaters with Avengers 2 and will make it's public premiere at Star Wars Celebration in mid-April. Now comes word that the new trailer is ready and a lucky few have reportedly already seen it. The good news is they were kind enough to pass along a brief description.
The following comes from Latino Review's El Mayimbe who was contacted by multiple, separate sources who claim to have seen the new Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer. Mayimbe himself says their claims are, as of now, unconfirmed, but they each describe a very similar trailer. Obvious spoilers ahead (if you consider anything shown in a trailer to be a spoiler):
It opens with a shot of the desert planet. Although it's not dunes. It's a destroyed AT-AT on its side. Voice over (sounds like Lupita Nyong'o): “I shall show you the story...” Forest location with a very large structure (like a castle or something) with an opening in the base of a large tree.
VO continues "of who you seek..." A large city in a tropical location. Looks like it's on the water.
VO continues "the one who taught me..." Cloaked figure (maybe Luke?) standing at the top of stone steps on a high green hill with mountain stones behind him.
VO continues "I know why the weapon came to you." John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), and a small blue alien with a CG face in a dark (underground?) cave. Finn takes a lightsaber, and turns it on revealing a green blade. Rey is in the background and looks disturbed.
Things pick up from here. Lots of quick shots.
Han Solo wearing a brown duster and looking past the camera. A black TIE Fighter attacking the forest location we saw earlier. Kylo Ren in a POV shot approaching someone on the ground. His mask is dark with silver accents. The cross-guard saber is ignited. People running in the city seen earlier in the trailer. R2-D2 making a forlorn beep. C-3PO and Princess Leia in what looks like a base command center. New VO (sounds like Andy Serkis from the first trailer) “Don't get too sentimental”. As that VO is playing we see Han looking at Leia and then walking away from her towards the Falcon with Chewie.
The snowy forest from the first trailer. Slow shot of Finn holding the saber, looks like he's protecting Rey from someone as we hear Han say, “You can do this kid, I believe in you.” Final shot of the trailer is a close-up of a hooded head looking up to reveal Luke.
Certainly a lot more here than in the first trailer, which raised more questions than it answered. The first trailer focused entirely on the new generation — Finn, Rey, Poe and Kylo — but this new one will give us Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3P0, R2-D2 and even Luke. Assuming it's true, it sounds exciting, and remember that there's a lot of quick shots mentioned that the viewer didn't even get to describe. There's likely lots more to slow down and analyze once that time comes.
Stay tuned for more on the new Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer — and live from Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim where J.J. Abrams will be appearing with some special guests — as April inches closer.
Star Wars: Episode 7 opens in theaters on December 18.
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