A new Star Wars: Episode VII trailer was revealed today at Celebration, and although it’s just a “teaser,” it shows a ton of new stuff.
First of all, make sure you’ve watched the trailer before we go any further!
As confirmed in the livestream this morning, this isn’t Tatooine. Instead, it’s a new planet called “Ja Koo” (J’Coo? JyaQuoo? Jacu?), although clearly we don’t have the spelling down yet.
This planet is where Daisy Ridley’s character Rey lives. She’s a scavenger who makes a home out of an abandoned ship scrapyard, foraging for what she needs.
If you missed the stream, here’s what she looks like:
That little blip in the left hand corner looks like Rey’s speeder bike from the first trailer…
… Which zips into this amazing landscape. Remnants of the war between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire? That’s definitely a wrecked X-Wing and Star Destroyer, so it seems likely.
We then hear the voice of Luke Skywalker: “The Force is strong in my family.”
“My father has it.” Holy crap, Vader’s helmet survived.
This is almost definitely Luke, in exile somewhere. He still has R2-D2 though, and his robo-hand.
“My sister has it.”
A child hands a lightstaber to a woman. From the accompanying VO, are we to assume this is Leia? It’s hard to tell from just the hands, although she is wearing a giant ring, so that might help identify her later.
That’s not just any lightsaber though, that’s Anakin Skywalker’s… the one that Luke lost in Cloud City. Who found it?
On closer inspection, that’s probably not a child either (at least not a human one). Check out the shape of her face.
“You have that power too.” Who is Luke talking to here? Finn or Rey? His son (unconfirmed, but very much rumored)?
A beautiful shot of some X-Wing’s flying over water. Note that these are the new models we saw in the first teaser, and not the classix X-Wing design from the original trilogy.
Here’s Poe Dameron again, played by Oscar Isaac. According to the livestream this morning, he’s on a secret mission from Princess Leia herself.
Kylo Ren being evil, etc.
Rey, Finn, and BB-8 running from an explosion. The location looks like Rey’s scrapyard home. Does Finn’s presence bring on some kind of an attack? You can see a little Tie Fighter in the distance on the left-hand side.
Kylo Ren using some force powers. Some more images of the character leaked this morning if you want a better look at that mask.