Rumor Mongering: Incredibly Detailed Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Luckily, Harrison Ford seems to be recovering from his injuries after his plane crash last night. Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief, and focus on a purported trailer breakdown for Star Wars: The Force Awakens from Latino Review. The trailer isn't expected to debut until Star Wars Celebration in April, but the rumor site claims that a few sources have seen it ahead of time, and it apparently features all of our favorite characters from the original trilogy, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia, R2D2, and C3PO.
Potential major spoilers follow!
The breakdown contains several exciting battle descriptions, as well as some new information about the characters and the mythology. For example, John Boyega's Finn is reportedly seen picking up a green lightsaber, presumably Luke's as opposed to Anakin's. Han and Leia are also seen saying an emotional goodbye to each other, which may not bode well for their survival odds.
But the most potentially game-changing part of this trailer involves a sinister cloaked figure that is supposedly seen at the beginning of the trailer. Somewhere in the middle, R2D2 gives a sad been when Luke "abandon[s] the politics of the universe in favor of exile." At the end of the trailer, Andy Serkis's voiceover says ominously, "Don't get too sentimental." Then, the very last shot sees the hooded figure looking up at the camera- and it's FREAKING LUKE SKYWALKER.
This might be a leap, but it sounds like Luke might be evil? Or at least have some ambiguous loyalties after his self-imposed exile? Obviously a trailer wouldn't outright reveal that kind of twist, but it certainly seems to be implying it. There have been a few rumors to this effect, but it would be extremely bold if it were true. I kind of hope it is, as Luke was always the most boring character by a landslide, and from a fan perspective, it's a better way to raise the emotional stakes than (spoiler!) killing off Han Solo.
In any case, we'll probably know more after Star Wars Celebration on April 16-19, during which the first full trailer is expected to premiere.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on December 18.