In October, Star Wars fans were treated to the first of the trailers for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Two new trailers followed, with the third revealing more of the plot for the movie, as well as including extended scenes. The latest trailer, released in November, is for an international audience, and reveals further details of the plot. The latest promotion for the movie includes a 45-second trailer made for television.
As reported in Newsweek, the latest trailer made for TV puts the focus on the character Rey, portrayed by Daisy Ridley. It hints at the idea that Rey may be Han Solo’s daughter, or that she is somehow related to the owner of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s ship. Although the clip includes the characters Poe Dameron and Finn, at the end of the 45-second spot, Rey is seen piloting the Millennium Falcon.
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In addition to the release of the latest clip, director J.J. Abrams had some news of his own since he won’t be directing Star Wars Episode VIII. The director for Episode VIII is Rian Johnson, who also wrote the script for the next installment. Johnson has already completed the new script. Abrams told Wired that he wanted to make the transition to the next film as seamless as possible.
Movie Pilot reported that the new international trailer was released, and it contained tons of new footage for Star Wars fans to enjoy. Fans will get a glimpse into their favorite droid, C-3PO, as well as footage of the latest droid, BB-8. Footage is also included of Chewbacca and Rey. Finn and Rey will also meet, and they encounter Star Wars‘ latest villain, Kylo Ren. It also includes expanded scenes related to Kylo Ren’s relationship with Darth Vader’s helmet.
Disney also released the latest movie posters for the film. The characters included in the new posters are: Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren, Han Solo and Princess Leia.,
A tidbit reported by Quartz about the international trailer is that it quickly circulated the internet after being released to the international market in Japan. Although the new trailer that was released to the international market was shorter, it contained more information than the original trailer, which first appeared on Disney-owned ESPN. Two days later another trailer appeared, this time on Twitter. The international trailer contained new music, as well as new action sequences and a new voice over, and the Twitter trailer will likely be the one that Disney continues to air over television.
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As previously reported in Inquisitr, rumors about what the movie is about have continued to circulate and include whether or not a major character will die. Fans speculated that Han Solo would die, while some rumors indicated that it may be Chewbacca. Fans have also speculated that because Luke Skywalker has been seen very little in the promotions, he may actually be the man behind the mask, Kylo Ren.
Disney stands to gain by airing both the international trailer and an alternate trailer as Star Wars is an international phenomena. The top international markets for Stars Wars are Japan and China respectively. Releasing an alternate trailer allows Disney to build more buzz for the Star Wars film since all the trailers have been uploaded to the internet and fan speculation about the movie has been high.
With Japanese subtitles added to the new trailer, it may provide additional clues as to what the new movie is actually about. It also allows many overeager fans to pick apart the trailer and generate even more buzz for the movie. In any event, fans will have to wait for the release of the the new movie. The release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for December 18.
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