We join millions of geeks around the galaxy in a collective “Hhhggggggnnngggghhhhh!!!” proceeded by the changing of pants. The Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has dropped!
Here’s what we’re geeking over:
We know that the movie is set 30 years after the events of Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. However, it seems that the Jedi have, once more, become regarded as legends and myths. In a nice touch, the trailer cuts to Han Solo who confirms that “It’s true… all of it.” Not bad, coming from someone who once thought it the Force was a hokey religion.
Something is clearly up with Daisy Ridley‘s Rey. With all the hints and follow up chatter, she’s certainly going to be more than the fantasy-in-a-metal-bikini for this generation’s nerds. Will she be following the Skywalker family story archetype? Seriously: What. Is. Up with all these desert planets as spawning grounds for munchkins getting caught up in intergalactic adventure (*cough*Anakin! Luke! *cough*)?
John Boyega‘s Finn‘s story arc looks interesting. He’s a First Order Stormtrooper who has a crisis of conscience and ends up realizing he’s fighting on the wrong side. However, were you as psyched as we were when he was shown going up against Kylo Ren with a blue lightsaber?
[Update: John Boyega certainly was. (H/T: Superhero News)]
Kylo Ren… or, more specifically, his voice. Apart from a few new shots, we still haven’t learned more about Kylo Ren other than how he is inspired by Darth Vader. Ren wants to finish what Vader started. The question is, what did Vader start?! The complete annihilation of the Jedi Order? Bringing balance to the Force? A long tradition of face-covered, black robe-clad bad guys with uber cool voices?!
The rest of the trailer is basically scene-after-scene of Episode VII pr0n – aerial dogfights, location settings, and all the awesomeness that made us go change our pants, again.
Conspicuously missing from the trailer is Luke Skywalker. C’mon JJ, we know he’s there and we might have even seen him in full Jedi robes! We’re thinking Luke’s being saved for one more nerdgastic reveal – so we’ll see just how that unfolds.
Alright – that’s it for now. We’re going to go watch the trailer several bajillion more times. It’s alright – we just did our laundry… we’ve got plenty of pants to spare.