For a guy who doesn’t want anyone knowing the secrets of Star Wars: The Force Awakens before its release next month, J.J. Abrams sure keeps releasing more and more footage of the film. This time he released a trailer of scenes previously not released in the United States, lending much credence to story plotlines fans have guessed about since the release of the last and supposedly final American trailer.
The trouble is, spoilers or not, we just can’t stop watching whatever Disney and Lucasfilm throw at us. Nobody wants to watch the movie before we see it in theaters, but they just keeping baiting us, don’t they?
Who is Daisy Ridley’s character Rey and where does she fit into the greater Star Wars saga story? Why are she and Darth Vader-inspired villain Kylo Ren the focal point of the next trilogy? Is Captain Phasma really the next Boba Fett–the next coolest customer in the galaxy? And will Chewbacca be the real hero of Episode VII?
And is this just Abrams making his take on Apocalypse Now? It’s impossible that Episode VII will fare as well as the original Star Wars or The Empire Strikes Back, but we’ve already seen enough to make us think Episode VII has the potential to be better than Return of the Jedi.
Check out–or don’t–this international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
Still no sign of Luke Skywalker.
Will this be the last of the trailers? Keep coming back. We’re only slightly more than five weeks away from the premiere.