Star Wars Episode VII, Rey, Finn, BB-9, Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, General Leia Organa, Stormtroopers, Planet Starkiller, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Maz Kanata


Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

What an unexpected day of riches for Star Wars fans this Sunday.  Lucasfilm releases 3 new teaser trailers, the absolutely gorgeous poster for Episode VII and announces that the full trailer for Episode VII will debut tomorrow during half-time of Monday Night Football on ESPN.  The poster flows perfectly with those for the six previous films, gives us our first look at Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, conspicuously leaves Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker out and showcases ANOTHER super weapon.  Is the Empire really building a third Death Star?  Just from a fundamental management standpoint that seems like an unsound architectural move.  At any rate, this looks amazing and I remain completely optimistic regarding The Force Awakens.  It’ll a fantastic carrot to get us through a Monday that there’s the full Episode VII trailer waiting to dissect frame-by-frame Monday night.


  1. I think we’re being messed with… a little. I’m pretty sure JJ can’t help himself. Finn is holding a lightsaber in this poster, and Rey is not, yet I’m going to go out on a limb and say that all the images of Finn with a saber are red herrings. My best guess is that he’ll defend himself with Luke’s lightsaber at some point, because it’s the macguffin and the heroes will have it with them. But he’s not the new Jedi apprentice. The way that Rey is at the center of the poster, holding her weapon parellel to Kylo Ren’s, makes it obvious that Rey and Ren will be the ying/yang characters in this movie. Rey probably just starts out with a weapon that isn’t a saber, which is why she is saber-less in the poster.

    Also… I don’t know a lot about what’s going to happen in this movie, but I do know it’s not a Death Star. I’ll leave it at that.


      1. Cautious optimism is my credo. I can still remember how amazing the Phantom Menace looked, and the hundreds of times I watched that trailer when I used my VCR to record it after it premiered on Entertainment Tonight (remember those days?). And while you know I’ll defend the prequel trilogy to the death, the trailers for the Phantom Menace made it look like academy award material. I’m honestly not trying to be a wet blanket, and I think TFA will probably be fantastic. I’m not seeing a single flawless move on the part of JJ or Lucasfilm/Disney. I just don’t want to jinx it by getting too excited. After Matrix Reloaded, I told myself never again, and I’ve stuck to that. But if TFA is amazing, it might give me some renewed faith in general.

        The final two months will be the hardest.


      2. Dave… it will be. The marketing for this movie has been the most masterful thing I’ve ever seen. Also, did I actually say in my last post that I was trying not to get too exited? Good luck with that, Peter B. I’m just trying to do the Vulcan thing, and make the suppression of excitement the guiding principle of the civilization that is me. I have a feeling it might all be undone when I see the final trailer.


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