‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Explores Secrets, Rey and New Footage in Latest TV Spots
10 days. You will be seeing a new Star Wars movie in 10 days. But until then, Disney and Lucasfilm continue to unload TV spots and featurettes for The Force Awakens, each offering slivers of new footage and giving us a closer look at the franchise’s newcomers. Today brings two more promos: one that puts the spotlight on Daisy Ridley’s scavenger hero Rey, and the other (above) titled “Secret” — though it hardly contains any secretive information.
The TV spot above has lots of new footage: a Stormtrooper mid-battle, a cute exchange between Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and John Boyega’s Finn, and a slightly extended look at the moment when Han hands Rey a blaster. “I can take care of myself,” she says, and he replies, “That’s why I’m givin’ it to ya.” It’s the most we’ve really heard of Ford back in character as Han, and he sounds quite gruff, though it’s the most lively we’ve seen him in years, perhaps.
The other featurette focuses on Rey, the scavenger who was orphaned as a child on the desert planet Jakku. That little person with goggles that we saw climbing around the shadows in the opening of the second official trailer turns out to be Rey, and while we don’t learn too much more about her character, the promo is a nice showcase for Ridley.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on December 18. You have your tickets already, right?
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