Hello there, friends. If you have had internet access over the last twenty-four hours, you may have realised that a brand spanking new Star Wars trailer was released.
Being the third trailer, I still feel as if we know nothing more about the movie's plot. I mean, we still haven't even seen Luke Skywalker yet!
Today, I really wanted to talk about one particular scene, a scene that hit me very hard. That scene in question is when Han Solo talks Rey and Finn about the Jedi and the dark side. When I heard and saw Han speak those words, I saw so much more than just what he was saying, like he had lost something to these two forces and impacted by them heavily. Like he had witnessed something so great and powerful that it changed him!
Now, let's not forget the part from Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope (1977), where Han basically describes the Jedi religion as a myth, saying its all a bunch of nonsense. The drastic change from one perspective to another just doesn't seems right to me. I mean, was Han really witness the Jedi and the way of the force. I feel like in the 30 years after Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi (1983), Although, there is a specific scene in Return of the Jedi which shows Han coming to terms with accepting the force as a reality by saying "May the force be with you" before he heads off to Dagobah.
If you weren't aware, there is, in fact, filming going on an a very isolated island known as Skellig Island in Ireland. This filming has taken place for both Episode 7 and Episode 8. This reminds of Dagobah a lot, not in the sense of it's landscape but on how isolated it is and how little contact it looks like it would have to the Galaxy. Just like how Dagobah was so isolated, so could this be where Luke is?
I also think the abscence of Luke in all of the marketing and merchandising really backs up the theory that what happened to Luke has deliberately been a very important secret. Its going to be something so shocking that it can't be spoiled prior to release!
Watch the the trailer here for yourself :)
What do you think? You think differently? Let me know! I'd love to hear it :)