Another ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ TV Spot, Plus New Details on Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber
At this point it’s totally fair if you want to stop watching promos for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although Disney and Lucasfilm initially took a more measured approach in their release of trailers, it looks like all bets are off in the month leading up to the film’s release as we’ve been flooded with TV spots, featurettes and all kinds of new info. The marketing machine hasn’t slowed down a bit, as today brings another new spot for The Force Awakens featuring even more new footage, as well as some details on Kylo Ren’s mysterious crossguard lightsaber.
It’s a short spot, but there are some brief bits of new footage in there: Finn and Rey in action on the Millennium Falcon, an attack on a castle structure (Maz Kanata’s, we assume), BB-8 doing BB-8's thing, and more shots of the villainous Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver.
Speaking of the franchise’s new big bad, we’ve learned a bit more about his crossguard lightsaber, which caused a bit of a stir when it appeared in the first teaser over a year ago. Disneyland is celebrating the Season of the Force, and in addition to transforming Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain and adding a Jakku adventure to its Star Tours attraction, the park is displaying props and costumes from The Force Awakens over in Tomorrowland.
“Quillons” is just another word for crossguard, but what’s interesting to note here is that Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is “an ancient design,” which means it’s existed in the Star Wars universe for a long, long time — long before the events of the original trilogy and its prequels.
We know Kylo Ren isn’t a Sith and that he idolizes Darth Vader, but there’s still plenty we don’t know about the mysterious new villain. Hopefully Disney doesn’t give away much more in the following weeks. It might be nice to take a break from all these TV spots.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
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