A new international trailer has dropped and contains some exciting new elements...
Firstly there are a ton of new shots including Rey at the foot of a gigantic downed Star Destroyer, loads of new BB-8 footage, some evocative landscape imagery that calls back to Luke's home planet of Tatooine and one particularly cool TIE Fighter squadron shot that feels vet Apocalypse Now. Check out some of those shots below.
It's not just imagery that turns heads in this new trailer, but some of the dialogue is quite revealing too. At some points seemingly confirming some of the rumours we have been hearing about the plot.
Potential spoilers follow.
So one of the first blocks of dialogue here is and exchange between Rey and BB-8. Rey appears to be telling the little droid that she has been waiting for her family to collect her on Jakku. MakingStarWars.net have been telling us for a long time that this is Rey's fate, that she was left on Jakku by her parents and that is why she hasn't left before now. Seems to me like this dialogue confirms that theory.
Rey and Finn aren't together very long before the steal the Millennium Falcon. In this trailer we get a scene where Rey and Finn introduce themselves to eachother in the hold of the Millennium Falcon. Thus surprised me because of the amount of footage we have seen of Rey and Finn together on Jakku. There is a shot of the two seemingly (may be an edit) observing a squadron of TIE Fighters flying in toward the village they are in. Is this Captain Phasma looking for Finn? If this is the event the propels the two into their journey together then it must be soon after they meet, when Finn steals water from Rey. This is speculative, but I believe Rey leads Finn to the Falcon and steals it to evade the First Order. We later get Han's "Chewie, we're home" line when Han and Chewie take the Fakcon back. I've written previously about that in a post called Rey Flies The Falcon.
The other huge line here is Kylo Ren's reference to "Our destiny" whilst communing with Darth Vader's helmet. Is this a familial destiny? I've been saying for a long time that Kylo Ren is an assumed name (we know Ren refers to the Knights Of Ren) and that he is the son of Han and Leia, who us obsessed with his Grandfather. He may believe that Anakin's destiny was to completely destroy the Jedi which is why he is in search of Luke. Perhaps my theory about Kylo Ren sending Anakin's blue Lightsaber on its journey is correct. If he wants to find Luke what better way than to follow the Lightsaber back via Leia and Poe Dameron?
There are other exciting dialogue changes like the lines spoken by Lupita Nyong'o's Maz Kanata, and some other cool shots like Leia and Threepio in the command room and the shoot from a camera mounted under the wing of an X-Wing fighter. Dare I say it I might prefer this to trailer D.
The last thing I want to mention is the shot of Kylo Ren levelling his Lightsaber at Rey. This seems to me to be about the time we see Rey using the blaster in the previous trailer. About the time we see Rey crying over a body and Finn throw himself into battle with that Lightsaber. Is this where Luke reveals himself to face Kylo Ren? That would be awesome!
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