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Han Solo Appears in New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

| 16 Apr 2015 18:48

A new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released, complete with Han, Chewie and the reveal of the film's villain.

The opening panel of 2015's Star Wars Celebraton just came to a close and it ended with a bang. More specifically, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams unveiled the film's second teaser.

About two minutes in length, the new trailer opens with a shot of a desert world that pans right to reveal a crashed and ruined Star Destroyer. This is followed by a shot of an off-screen figure holding the skull/helmet of Darth Vader, another brief scene of a cloaked figure with a robotic hand patting R2-D2 and a woman grabbing hold of what appears to be Vader's lightsaber. This opening sequence is accompanied by an off-screen voice saying "The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too."

As this line ends, the trailer shifts to a brief snippet of Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron flying in a formation of X-Wings. We then get a rapid sequence of cuts showing off the film's villain Kylo Ran, the characters Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) running from explosions and then a whole bunch of the movie's new Stormtroopers and Tie Fighters looking imposing and blowing stuff up. We also catch glimpses of a new Star Destroyer, a nifty-looking silver Stormtrooper and the droid BB-8. The trailer closes off with the Millennium Falcon outrunning a Tie Fighter and then, finally, our first glimpses of Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew as the older versions of Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Now obviously there are some things of note. Going by the context of the line, the accompanying imagery and the Mark Hammil-ness of the voice, it's fairly likely that it's Luke Skywalker speaking at the teaser's beginning, which would make the woman Leia. Granted, there hasn't been any direct confirmation but, really, who else could it be? The big mystery, of course, is who he's speaking to. Beyond that, I'd say the most interesting aspect of the trailer (outside of the obvious awesome factor), is Harrison Ford's dialogue at the end. "Chewie, we're home," he says. Based on their surroundings, it looks like they're standing in the Millennium Falcon. If that's the case, it suggests that, at some point, they lost track of the ship.

But that's enough speculation from us! We want to know what you thought? What were your favorite moments from the new teaser and what questions did it raise for you?

Source: Star Wars

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