fans flocked around their TVs on Monday night for the long-awaited debut of the FIRST full trailer
for The Force Awakens
– and while much was revealed, we still have so many burning questions!
1. Are Han and Leia still together?
The trailer shows Han and Leia embracing in a somber hug, revealing that the two have reunited (rejoice!). But, did they actually stay together after the events of Return of the Jedi some 30 years ago, or did they go their separate ways? This hug could be interpreted as: “I haven’t seen you in a while” or “I love you, hubby, please don’t die in battle.” What do you think?
2. Who is related?
One of the most talked about theories for the new trilogy is whether or not certain characters are related. In all likelihood, they are. After all, director J.J. Abrams
and the folks at Lucasfilm deliberately omitted the surnames of lead characters Finn
) and Rey (Daisy Ridley
). Is Kylo Ren (not his real name) related to Rey? To Darth Vader? To both?? Do Han and Leia have kids? Who are they?! Ahhhhh!
3. Who wields the power of the Force?
The trailer has Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) seemingly telling Rey to accept the power of the Force. We wouldn’t be surprised if the marketing for this movie is just a giant attempt to throw us off, but Rey most definitely seems to be the main protagonist. On the other hand, Finn is wielding a lightsaber when he goes head to head with an unmasked Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) -- but does he know how to use it? Or is it just the only weapon in his arsenal he happened to be carrying? Are they both Force-sensitive? Discuss!
4. Why is Kylo Ren torturing Poe Dameron?
Well, this looks like it will be a painful, disturbing scene to watch. Kylo Ren is possibly Force-choking Poe Dameron’s brains, or controlling his mind – either way, this is not good.
5. When do we get to see Maz Kanata?
The appearance of Nyong'o's motion-capture character has been kept largely under wraps. She narrates a chunk of the trailer, but we never actually get to see her. There’s a general consensus across the web that she is the mysterious character in the newly revealed poster
, but we have yet to see her in action.
6. WHERE IS LUKE?
No, really, where the HECK is Luke Skywalker?! He didn’t make the poster
, and he comes off like a mythical legend when the Jedi are spoken about in the trailer. Is he hiding? Is he in trouble? We need to find him!
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