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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer – Watch it and then join in the dissection in the comments

The new #StarWars Teaser Trailer starts with some pretty impressive visuals and then packs even more into it’s 2 minute length.

So without any further ado:

Breaking it down here. I’ll update as we learn more:

I love that Luke Skywalker starts off with some over-dialogue that implies there are new users of the Force out there. Gave me tingles down my spine.

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We see a crashed Destroyer from the Empire on planet Jakku and landspeeder passes in front of it (Is this Rey on that speeder bike?).

A cloaked figure kneels by R2D2, we assume it’s Luke since he and R2 D2 are close, oh and the bionic hand thing.
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We then see a young girl (possibly Rey) giving that cloaked figure a Lightsaber.

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If you haven’t seen it yet, take a gander at the first Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens trailer. Did you watch it? Well watch it again just to take it all in.

While this trailer is extremely exciting, it also possibly confirms a few of the rumors that have been circulating about the plot. Fair warning, these are rumors but they could turn out to be potential spoilers.

We see John Boyega’s Storm Trooper character first thing in some form of distress. If the rumors are true, then he has just suffered a crash which seems likely since his distress seems focused on the fact that he doesn’t no where he is.

We get a first look of Daisy Ridley’s scavenger character as well, hopping on her speeder in some kind of a rush. While nothing is concrete, it’s safe to assume that the planet they are on is in fact Tatooine. Not counting the fact that it is a desert planet, it is historically known to have a prevalent scavenger motif.

Ahoy: we’re talking rumors here, so spoilers ahead and your mileage may vary. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Star Wars: VII got its official subtitle last week, say hi to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Unfortunately, this title does very little in revealing or confirming any major story details. Regardless, there are one or two rumors that have begun to float to the top as the most likely.

It is said that The Force Awakens will take place approximately 30 years after Return of the Jedi. The battle since then has not been an easy one. The empire did not simply fall with the Emperor but instead drew out their fall into a long and bloody conflict.

To start off, it is pretty likely that the film will take place on Tatooine for a bit. From the Star Wars charity segments, we see J.J. Abrams against a desert city backdrop that looks a lot like Tatooine.

The plot is rumored to focus on a young junk scavenger rumored to be named Kira (Daisy Ridley) and a currently nameless Storm Trooper (John Boyega), will call him Troop for now. It seems Kira will rescue Troop after he crash lands near her home, which is possibly an abandoned AT-AT, awesome I know.

Kira somehow comes into possession of strange object, a lightsaber. Exactly how is still unclear, some sources say an alien brings it to her and other’s say she comes across it in a severed hand. After bringing it to an old cyborg (Max Von Sydow), who is old enough to have been present during the clone wars. He recognizes it as a Jedi’s signature weapon and sends them both to some old friends who might be able to help. Rumors are divisive at best as to the cyborg’s allegiances. It is unclear so far what side he fought on and what his intentions are now. Regardless, his actions will most likely somehow point Kira and Trooper towards Han Solo.

Enter Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) who might be a little worse for wear. Rumors about these two state that they no longer own the Millenium Falcon which Oscar Isaac now has. No worries though, we know from leaked set photos that the Millenium Falcon will make an appearance. Han either recognizes it as Luke’s old lightsaber or knows that Luke is the only one that can shed some light. Regardless, this encourages the group to seek out Luke.