It’s been a while since we’ve had new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens but director J.J. Abrams decided we were all worthy when they dropped a new trailer during halftime of Monday Night Football.
Yes, all the trailers have been light on plot points BUT WHO THE F*CK CARES because it’s been gorgeous on scenery, scale, and explosive action. There’s plenty of Rey and Finn (who is holding a blue lightsaber, which was Luke’s color after he had to rebuild a new one from his old one getting chopped up in The Empire Strikes Back) and new antagonist Kylo Ren, talking to the half-destroyed helmet of Darth Vader and saying, “I will finish what you started.”
THOUGHTS SO FAR
If you’re like me, you’ve watched the trailer a few times already and likely have some questions and theories. Here are a few being hashed out on social media:
Luke Skywalker isn’t really “shown” in the official trailer. Does this mean he’s the new Sith Lord?
FINN REALLY MIGHT HAVE LUKE’S BLUE LIGHTSABER, YO.
Leia and Han are reunited at last. *squeals*
— Yahoo Movies (@YahooMovies) October 20, 2015
Bae and Chewy. Oh, hell, they’re both bae.
— Paul A. Rosales (@thewonderwheel) October 20, 2015
I am six years old again. Thank you, J.J. Abrams.