Thought you’d have a nice relaxing, low-energy Sunday? Think again because there’s a brand new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer with BRAND NEW FOOTAGE! The first official television commercial for the upcoming Star Wars flick was released on Sunday morning and all eyes are on it.
The 30-second TV spot is narrated by Lupita Nyong’o. The critically acclaimed actress plays a CGI-created character named “Maz Kanata,” who is a pirate.
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“I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes…I know your eyes,” Nyong’o narrates as a shot of Rey fades into a shot of Han Solo. The trailer also shows a Rey taking control of the Millennium Falcon, which is pretty impressive since not many pilots from the galaxy know how to fly that clunker. In the final scene of the trailer, Rey shreds snow-topped trees with the reliable freighter as it blasts out of a forest (Reminds me of my drunk uncle Mitch and his 1976 Ford F-250 Highboy in the woods of Vermont after a 6-pack of Schlitz Tall Boys).
From this year’s Comic-Con, this trailer (3:17 mark) showed Han and Rey getting into the Falcon’s cockpit. Rey nestles into the co-pilot’s position, where Chewbacca normally sits. From whom did she learn to fly such an antiquated and complicated spacecraft? And how did she get so handy with a blaster? Han Solo, her father?
Did Solo teach his daughter to fly the Falcon incase she was pursued by Dark forces who would want to eliminate Jedis? Maybe Rey will be a wanted woman because she has Jedi blood since her mother just might be Princess Leia, who was born Leia Amidala Skywalker? Thus Han maybe bequeathed her the Millennium Falcon to avoid the Galactic Empire?
In the international trailer, Kylo Ren talks about finishing what “you” (Darth Vader) started, he’s referring to the extermination of the Jedi.
The Star Destroyer we see in orbit around Jakku is his, and the battle scenes on the ground in the first trailer are part of the effort to find and execute Rey. This, in turn, would explain why Han and Chewie return to Jakku as part of an effort to protect / rescue Han’s family.
Also in the international trailer, Rey says she “knows all about waiting. For my family.” Was she waiting for her father to come home to her?
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