At last, the third and final trailer of the long awaited “Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens” finally released last Monday night, on October 19, 2015, which is just a couple of months away from the premiere date of the film, December 18, 2015. The third and final trailer for the film gave some little hints and clues as what else to expect in the upcoming film, and also raised even more questions, especially for die-hard fans of the franchise. Read on to learn more about the final trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens”, and to learn as to what some scenes in the trailer might mean.
The trailer began by introducing the three most important characters in the film. It first introduced Daisy Ridley’s Rey, who, while traversing the desert after looking around in a scrapped metal hull of a ship, and returning to the yard, where she watched a ship streak across the sky while cleaning a piece, was asked in a voice over as to who she really was. To this, she said that she was a nobody.
The second character to be introduced was John Boyega’s Finn, a stormtrooper of the First Order who no longer believes in himself and the cause that he is fighting for. Things then get complicated for him after his red and black TIE fighter causes him to land on Rey’s junkyard home planet of Jakku.
Finally, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren was introduced, a menacing, black helmeted Sith, who promised the damaged helmet of Darth Vader that he will, no matter what, finish what he started.
Another character, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), a Resistance X-Wing pilot was then introduced, and looked as if he was in pain, as he was probably being tortured.
Finally, the Millenium Falcon appeared during a battle sequence, and later on, Han Solo (Harrison Ford), told the two leads, Finn and Rey, that all of the stories that they had heard about the Force, the Dark Side, and the Jedi were all real.
After this, several battle sequences were shown, with stormtroopers and Kylo Ren wielding a red crossguard lightsaber marching into battle and Finn and Poe quickly greeting each other as the pilot ran towards his X-Wing.
It also showed Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Finn surrendering to the enemy; while another clip shows Han Solo leading Finn with a bulky looking droid, towards what seems to be a hideout, which makes one wonder if Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil) is inside, as the next shot showed a hooded man with a robotic arm outstretched to touch everyone’s favorite droid, R2-D2.
The last few moments of the trailer were one of the most anticipated clips and scenes out of everything shown so far, as it showed Han Solo reuniting with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Kylo Ren getting ready to have a lightsaber duel with Finn, who is wielding a light blue lightsaber reminiscent of Luke’s old lightsaber.
While some of the gaps in the “Star Wars” storylines are currently being filled in by the tie-in books and comic books that have been and are still being released, here are some of the things that one can take away from the trailer alone.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems like the film is going back to its roots by introducing a new set of main characters who may or may not believe in their own destinies, and that they can become heroes, or vice versa.
Luke Skywalker, in the very first film, dreamed of becoming a hero, but never in a million years did he think that he would be a key figure in the battle against the Empire, just as Han Solo never thought that he would be able to actually stick around to help the Rebellion as long as he did, in the original trilogy, as he was a mercenary and a smuggler.
We also see here that the Dark Side has continued, which, according to Movie Pilot, begins to beg the question as to who Kylo Ren truly is, as he is very much determined in following in Darth Vader’s footsteps. This then makes fans wonder if Kylo Ren might actually be a Skywalker who fell, just like Vader did, to the Dark Side.
Another big question surrounding the entire trailer is the hooded figure with a robotic hand beside a droid that is definitely R2-D2.
Movie Pilot suggests that the figure is Luke, who also might just end up being Finn’s master, as the figure’s robotic arm reminds fans of the loss of Luke’s limb during his battle with Darth Vader during “Empire Strikes Back.” Also, it would make sense if the figure is Luke, as there has to be a way that Finn was able to get his hands on a lightsaber that fast.
However, despite the fact that it is confirmed that Luke will be in the movie, it hasn’t been confirmed, according to Entertainment Weekly, that the figure is indeed Luke.
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