Are Those AT-ATs we see?
Every little bit matters, which is why when a new frame of The Force Awakens is inexplicably included in a Korean TV spot, we’re there to see exactly what we can find in the frame. Let’s dive in!
First, here’s the trailer:
What music is that in the background?
That is “Battle of the Heroes” from Revenge of the Sith. You can listen to the whole thing here:
So, how did a new shot end up in a Korean TV spot?
It happens more often than you’d think. Due to focus testing and demographics in other countries, marketing companies have found different trailers work in different places. As a result, sometimes you get international trailers that have a different shot or two.
But really, what it boils down to is we have a new shot of The Force Awakens… so let’s pick it apart.
Let’s see the shot again.
Here it is:
So… it’s a First Order rally?
It certainly looks that way. We’re willing to bet it’s the reverse shot of this iconic moment from the previous trailer:
Is that a silver Darth Vader helmet I see?
We’re actually willing to bet that’s just Captain Phasma.
Who’s the guy in the black robe addressing the rally?
We’re not sure, it could Supreme Leader Snoke played by Andy Serkis… but if you look closely it more resembles Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux.
What vehicles can we see?
First off, you’ll notice a ton of the new white paneled TIE Fighters flanking the rally. On the left, however, seem to be drop ships used for troop incursions. They may or may not be used during this scene from a previous trailer:
On the right, you’ll also notice walkers. They seem to be a different design than that AT-ATs from the original trilogy. In fact, they seem to resemble the AT-TE from the Clone Wars era.
Any other tid bits that we can see?
A few. You can see First Order officers dressed in similar uniforms as their old Galactic Empire counterparts. Beside them seem to be the new TIE pilots also glimpsed in the last teaser trailer.
Another piece of personnel that joins the legions of First Order troopers at the gathering is what appears to be Snowtroopers on the stage. If you look at the costumes present at Star Wars celebration, you’ll notice the same helmets and backpacks.
Lastly, long time Star Wars fans may notice the seemingly bottomless pits near the front of the rally, which appear to be a direct stylistic callback to the chasms of the Death Star’s docking bays.
When will we see more?
Starting next month, Lucasfilm is starting a made marketing push for The Force Awakens. Expect to see and hear a lot more then.