The new and final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released last night during Monday Night Football, marking the first time Star Wars fans have ever watched Monday Night Football. It showed some action scenes that are simultaneously new and wonderfully nostalgic. And just like in the previous trailer, there are some mysterious revelations about both the dark side and the light. There's also plenty of controversial new red light saber that caused a stir from the first trailer.
First off, we have more of the new dark side antagonist, Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver. Apparently he keeps that enshrined head of Darth Vader around so he can talk to it. That is some next level weird. Hopefully those new imperial cruisers don't have crawl spaces, because we'd hate to see what other morbid items he collects for conversations. His dialogue with Darth's charred head reveals that he is a fan boy of the once great empire and dark side, even employing some remote torture with his hand, just like Vader:
Nothing will stand in our way.
Han Solo appears to be the bridge to the original trilogy, like an uncle talking about his glory days on the football team. In a conversation with Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, and Finn, played by John Boyega, he confirms that the storied legends of the dark side and Jedi are fact:
It's true. All of it.
But who is the future of the Jedi? We know that they'll have the help of Oscar Isaac's character, whom we see more of in the final trailer. He even gives a nod of knowing encouragement to Finn before battle, which Finn will definitely need.
There are so many questions left to be answered. While we have a glimpse of Princess Leia, Luke is still nowhere to be (directly) seen. Rey holds a great resemblance to a young Luke Skywalker, while Finn is the one ultimately wielding the blue lightsaber:
This trailer makes some fans uncontrollably excited, while it makes others cry. Sometimes it makes them do both. Just like our new heroine, Daisy Ridley:
May the force be with you as you wait patiently until Christmas for the film's release. And be sure to put a BB-8 droid on your holiday wish list this year. Hopefully they don't market any charred Vader heads.