Our Favorite Things from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Teaser #2


Like everyone else, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2 has had us thinking about all of the details that are in it (if for some reason you haven’t seen it, we have it above in the post). First of all, let’s just say that the visuals in this are simply amazing. J.J. Abrams seems to have returned to the beauty, and dare we say, visual simplicity, of the original movies. Take a look at the screen shot below. It’s minimalistic, and yet it’s so very powerful. The image of a downed Star Destroyer had me wanting to keep hitting rewind. I absolutely loved it! I was so much enjoying the downed Destroyer that I didn’t concentrate as much on a speeder. We’ve decided that we believe it’s the same speeder from the first teaser and it’s being piloted by Rey (Daisy Ridley).  There’s also a shot of a crashed X-Wing in the foreground which is very cool.

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Next, we have the screen fade to black and there’s a voiceover from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). I originally thought it was a new audio recording, but it seems that it is actually directly lifted from Return of The Jedi when he is talking to Leia about their family history. Who exactly is he talking to? As he mentions his father, there’s a shot of Darth Vader’s helmet (see below). The last time we saw the helmet, it was in the funeral pyre. What is it now sitting on? Who has this helmet, and perhaps more importantly, why?

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Next, we get a glimpse of R2D2 but who is he with (could it be Luke with his mechanical hand)? If it’s Luke, what happened to the covering on his hand? Looking at the scenery is a bit confusing. Is it a campfire, or something similar, that is causing all of the red tones? Could it be Mustafar?

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The voiceover carries us to the next section. As Luke mentions his sister, we see a hand passing off the lightsaber. I thought it was human at first, but you can clearly see in the image below that it is not. We lightened it up so you can see it better, but it’s the only editing we did. You can see it’s some type of orange mask, or could it be an orange color of skin, or a robot of some sort? The bracelets could suggest a female character. Could it be someone such as a Togruta (like Ahsoka Tano)? The person that is receiving the lightsaber isn’t shown either. Luke continues to say that the person he is talking to has the force as well. Is he talking to his child? The voiceover is cool but it’s confusing as well!

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One of the most controversial images in the last teaser was Kylo Ren wielding his crossguard lightsaber. Well, here it is being used again. So, will all the haters let it rest or are they back for more? Is this the same location as we saw earlier with R2?

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There’s several other things in the trailer, but the next one that mostly caught our interest was this gigantic banner and troopers. We didn’t recognize the features on the new symbol. What is this about? There seems to be key person on the platform and directly in the middle of the scene next to the banner. Who could that be? Why are the troopers looking all around and not at the person on the podium?

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It doesn’t look like Finn is a Stormtrooper afterall, or at least, that’s what we think. See the images below of him without his helmet and completely without his outfit. He’s running with Rey (and BB8) and it was interesting that John Boyega hasn’t really answered anything directly related to him being a Stormtrooper.

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Last, and definitely not least, we get a little bit of time with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), with Han saying: “Chewie, we’re home.” That leads to a few questions. Where have they been? Are they just returning to the Millenium Falcon? Were they flying the ship in the first trailer?

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So much great stuff in Teaser #2. Can’t wait for the next one!

Bryan Moore

Bryan is a theme park and coaster enthusiast. He enjoys spending time at his favorite parks in Central Florida: Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. In addition to theme parks, Bryan enjoys movies and gaming.

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