Things are heating up in the Star Wars world, with the release date for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens creeping nearer everyday. The first trailer dropped way back in 2014, and has since amassed over 53 million hits on YouTube, clearly showing that fans are ready for the next installment in the franchise.
Since then, fans have been crying out for a second one, sadly let down by the lack of any teaser trailer or content at the Superbowl. However, new hope has arrived in the form of not one, but TWO leaked reports that have came to starwars7news that are oddly similar in their detailed descriptions of the upcoming trailer.
Before we go any further, it must be stressed that these are not confirmed by the studio or Abrams in anyway and thus must be taken with a pinch of salt. Also, needless to say there are possible SPOILERS ahead, so please stop reading here if you don't want to read any!
Ok... Ready? Below is the first detailed description, and it makes for awesome reading!
The footage was a very rough cut of the new Star Wars trailer that J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy will show off next month at Celebration. It’ll then probably be with Avengers. The trailer was just completed in the last couple weeks and it runs about a minute and a half. The music I’m told was all temporary using existing score from the previous Star Wars movies, but I understand that Williams composed a new piece last November that’ll be used in the final trailer.
So we're set to see the new trailer in less than a month, and then with Avenger! Also, new music?! Are we set to get even more iconic scores set in the star wars universe.
The source then goes into an in depth look at what the trailer entails:
Like the first teaser it opens with a shot of the desert planet. Although it’s not dunes. It’s a destroyed AT-AT on its side. Voice over sounds like Lupita Nyong’o:
“I shall show you the story…”
Forest location with a very large structure (like a castle or something) with an opening in the base of a large tree. I believe this is the Puzzlewood location.
VO continues “of who you seek…”
A large city in a tropical location. Looks like it’s on the water.
VO continues “the one who taught me…”
Sounds chilling from Lupita NYong'o. It appears that she has been tutored by someone familiar to our characters... and to who they seek. What comes next seems to foreshadow something pretty special. Are you ready?
Cloaked figure (maybe Luke?) standing at the top of stone steps on a high green hill with mountain stones behind him. This is definitely Skellig Michael.
VO continues “I know why the weapon came to you.”
John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), and a small blue alien with a CG face in a dark (underground?) cave. Finn takes a lightsaber, and turns it on revealing a green blade. Rey is in the background and looks disturbed.
Things pick up from here. Lots of quick shots.
Han Solo wearing a brown duster and looking past the camera.
A black TIE Fighter attacking the forest location we saw earlier.
Our first look at freaking LUKE SKYWALKER in the stunning Irish location of Michael Skellig! Also, the lightsaber WILL play a key role in the narrative, and it's colour? Green. Who built a green lightsaber? Luke.
Fun Fact: Green lightsaber crystal indicates a Jedi Consular, a Jedi who preferred to reflect on the mysteries of the Force and fight the dark side at its heart.
Finally we get to see more of Kylo Ren, the haunting figure in the forest with his new, aggressive looking and cross-guard wielding saber from the first trailer.
Kylo Ren in a POV shot approaching someone on the ground. His mask is dark with silver accents. The cross-guard saber is ignited.
People running in the city seen earlier in the trailer.
R2-D2 making a forlorn beep.
C-3PO and Princess Leia in what looks like a base command center.
New Voice Over (sounds like Andy Serkis from the first trailer) “Don’t get too sentimental”.
As that VO is playing we see Han looking at Leia and then walking away from her towards the Falcon with Chewie.
The snowy forest from the first trailer. Slow shot of Finn holding the saber, looks like he’s protecting Rey from someone as we hear Han say “You can do this kid, I believe in you.”
Final shot of the trailer is a close-up of a hooded head looking up to reveal Luke.
That's right, our favourite robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO will be in the next trailer alongside the original trio of heroes; Luke, Han and Leia! Did somebody say reunion?
So, what our we to make of all this?
Sure it reads well enough, and seems plausible, but can we really trust it? Some of it does match the leaked concept art, but what is most intriguing is the sources clear and concise remembrance of the dialogue throughout the Star Wars Episode 7 trailer.
Furthermore, couple this with the SECOND source that starwars7news have quoted, and it's eerily similar if not as in depth. This one seems more of a genuine fan reaction to seeing the footage:
I can’t believe this. It’s AWESOME. It’s longer than the last trailer. It has dialog and it’s Lupita Nyong’o talking about the one who trained her and the lightsaber. THEY SHOW LUKE! He looks badass! Han and Leia are in it more than once and you even hear Andy Serkis say “don’t get sentimental” or something like that. The saber is GREEN (not blue like in the concept art) and it looks like Finn is the new Jedi because he’s the only one using in it the trailer. He has it in the forest at the end of the trailer while Han is saying something about believing in him before they SHOW LUKE’S FACE. He looks crazy badass! Oh yea they show Kylo Ren’s face too and it kinda looks like Revan but different. There’s also this kick ass looking black TIE Fighter wrecking shit. It’s so fucking cool.
So what are we to make of all of this? Is this just fan speculation, or something more serious in nature...
It appears that other sites have also received emails containing the first [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158) description seen above, as Umberto Gonzalez tweeted this link to his instagram.
As always, I'd love to hear YOUR thoughts on this potential Star Wars Episode 7 traielr in the comment section below and the poll!