Force Getting Stronger with Star Wars The Force Awakens
Today is turning into a big day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens as ABC showed a new one minute TV spot (below). While technically a commercial, so not violating J.J. Abrams”no more trailers until the film’s premiere in December” statement, the internet seems strangely focused on different aspects of what’s being released. The Verge‘s conjecture is around what this reveals about the plot: “Piecing together the story from the trailers and clips we’ve seen so far, Han himself appears to be getting a new band together, shepherding both Rey and Finn as possible force users off Jakku before taking them around the galaxy. Maybe he’s in search for Luke, or the new Resistance, seemingly led by Princess Leia as Mon Mothma 2.0, or the dark lord himself — Jar Jar Binks.” suggests Rich McCormick.
“The fact that Luke is missing from both the poster and the trailer (unless that’s actually his hand seen reaching toward R2-D2) for The Force Awakens is where the panic began. And it was only exacerbated by director J.J. Abrams’ assertion that Luke’s absence from the promo materials was ‘no accident.’ In a possible attempt to inflict further psychological torment on Star Wars fans everywhere, he rewarded their rabid curiosity regarding the sans Luke scenario by simply agreeing that, ‘These are good questions to be asking. I can’t wait for you to find out the answers.'” states Wired, going on to suggest 10 possible theories about Luke’s absence.
Comicbook.com seems unusually excited about the return of Admiral Ackbar, which is just weird, while i09 gets het up about Finn attacking a Stormtrooper(!?) Take a look and send us your favourite theories or tropes…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by JJ Abrams, is released in the UK on 17 December. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleason, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, the film is the seventh in the Star Wars series and the first to be produced since Disney bought Lucasfilm.