Nov 6, 2015

BB-8 Speaks, Chewie Roars, and Kylo Ren Threatens Rey in New ‘Star War: Force Awakens’ Trailer

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In case you’re wondering…

There IS a big, goofy and stupid smile on my face!

But a word of warning: It’s a contagious condition that WILL infect you if you watch this trailer…


Surprise: It’s Force Friday all over again! A new Japanese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived, with lots of new footage from the film (in theaters December 18) — including the first (non-commercial) appearance of C-3PO, another glimpse of Princess Leia, lots more BB-8, a big moment between two heroes, and some exciting shots of villain Kylo Ren wielding his cross guard lightsaber. Watch it above!

The new trailer begins, as the last one did, with desert scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) on the desert planet Jakku — which, more than ever, harkens back to the desolate planet of Tatooine, where Luke Skywalker’s adventures began in 1977′s A New Hope. Unlike previous Force Awakens trailers, though, the focus in this latest glimpse is on Rey’s companionship with the droid BB-8, who does lots of endearing R2D2-esque beeping and chirping. In voiceover, we hear the pirate Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o, still unseen) asking Rey questions about her identity, one of which prompts an intriguing response: “I know all about waiting. For my family.” Sounds like Rey, long speculated by fans to be the daughter of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) or Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), was abandoned on Jakku for a reason. But why?

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