Unlocking the Secrets of the ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ Trailer With Screencaps and GIFs
You sat through half of a football game, the longest seven seconds of your life, an endless Chris Berman recap and finally – finally -- it all paid off. The official final trailer for J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted during halftime of ESPN’s Monday Night Football, dropping jaws, blowing minds and breaking the Internet even more after when pre-sale tickets went on sale earlier today. But now that you’ve turned off the TV and rewatched the trailer 17 times on loop, it’s time to digest. So, what did it reveal? Sadly, no Luke and a handful of footage from the first two trailers, but we still saw a hell of a lot.
We finally know who Daisy Ridley’s Rey is!
“No one,” as she says in the trailer when someone (sounds like Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata) asks who she is. Well, at least we got to see her sliding down some ropes and walking through the desert with BB-8.
The Millenium Falcon returns!
More, more, more!
Finn, Chewie and Han look confused as they surrender
Uh oh. And Chewie, by the looks of that bandage on his arm, is already wounded.
Kylo Ren is pretty obsessed with Darth Vader
“I will finish what you started,” Ren says in the trailer during a shot of Vader’s mask. He also stands in the rain with his lightsaber along with the rest of the Knights of Ren, the villainous society to which Kylo belongs (Ren is not his surname, but a title, so you can start speculating now on who Kylo really is). If you look closely as the lightning flashes, you can see dead bodies scattered all around them. EVIL.
Han Solo confirms those myths
Han reveals, much to the shock on both Finn and Rey’s faces, that the stories about the Jedis and the Dark Side are indeed true (They could’ve just binged the first six films, but who has time for that when you’ve got the Dark Side to fight?) Also, interesting that Han finally acknowledges the existence of The Force. He’s come a long way from “simple tricks and nonsense.”
Not quite, but we do see the Jiang Skull, the symbol of the Mandalorians on a flag in this temple that Finn, Rey, Han and BB-8 are approaching.
Leia and Han Solo gave us all the feels
Carrie Fisher’s Leia embraces Harrison Ford’s Han for an emotional hug, aka exactly what we’re all feeling watching this.
We’ll see Kylo Ren’s face.
In one shot from the trailer we see John Boyega’s Finn preparing to face off with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren. It’s a brief moment, but you can get a glimpse of the back of Ren’s head, and he’s not wearing a helmet! Finn looks pretty terrified at whatever is under that mask.
And Ren’s Command Shuttle.
Another look at Gwendoline Christie‘s Captain Phasma.
Poe and Kylo Ren have a moment
Previously we only knew that Oscar Isaac’s X-wing pilot Poe Dameron was a part of The Resistance. In this scene it looks like Ren is pulling Poe over to the Dark Side. And WAIT, did Han Solo’s voiceover say “The Dark Side” just as Poe popped up on screen? Hmm.
Get ready for more J.J, Abrams lens flares
A lot of them.
And SO. MUCH. ACTION.
“The Force, it’s calling to you. Let it in.” LET IT IN!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18.