Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer: Most Important Scenes

April 16, 2015 6:39 PM

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Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer: Most Important Scenes

1. That voiceover is Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, apparently telling his offspring about The Force. It’s unclear which character he’s talking to, but it’s a safe bet this film is about the heroes of the original trilogy (Luke, Leia and Han) passing the torch to a new triumvirate (Finn, Rey and Poe) There’s even an analogy-completing shot of one character handing a lightsaber to another (and it looks just like Luke’s first lightsaber, built by Anakin Skywalker before he fell to the Dark Side).

2. That shot of the Imperial Stormtroopers in front of the red flag? That’s a different logo than the Empire of old — and over to the left, black TIE Fighters! This is a sign The Force Awakens might involve what’s known in the expanded Star Wars lore as the Remnant, a group of Empire loyalists who b...

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