STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — 67 Screenshots and Trailer Analysis
After waiting in line all Wednesday night and getting just one terrible hour of sleep, I was able to watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at Star Wars Celebration. If you missed the panel, I filmed it and you can watch it here, it's filled with many special guests. Zapped of any energy, I pretty much crashed after the panel. My trailer analysis is a bit late, but I do have the benefit of being able to glean the best theories/guesses/rumors. I've captured 67 screenshots at 1920x800 that can be conveniently downloaded from a single zip file.
"The Force is strong in my family" monolog is a reprise from Return of the Jedi. Thanks to Daniel Plumb we have an audio comparisons from both movies.
The robotic right hand matches the one Luke lost in Empire Strikes Back. Speaking of things Luke lost...
This is Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber that Luke lost when he got his hand cut off. Everyone's educated guess is that the person receiving the lightsaber is Leia. Some speculate that its Rey handing it over, Mr. Sunday Movies thinks it's an alien.
Next generation T-70 (Split circle) X-Wings flown by "Resistance" pilots. According to Empire Magazine the Rebellion is now the Resistance.
Actor Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) during the celebration panel said of his character Poe:
“He’s the best frickin’ pilot in the galaxy. He’s been sent on a mission by a certain princess and he ends up coming across Mr. John Boyega’s (Finn) character and their fates are forever intertwined.”
Kylo Ren (rumored to be Adam Driver) swings this cross-guard lightsaber. A bit blurely but in the final selected frame you can see a Stormtrooper that links into later shots in the trailer.
In the lower left you can see some flame thrower Stormtroopers. We have sharp photos of what they look like and lots costumes and props from The Force Awakens on display during Star Wars Celebration.
Kylo Ren turns and ignites his saber and reaches out using the force. His mask matches leaked concept art from 3 months ago.
New Tie Fighters, some speculate in pursuit of the Millennium Falcon.
It's been rumored that Finn escapes The First Order on a stolen Tie Fighter. Based on how much they have been talking about practical effects I wouldn't be surprised if most of this sequence was shot practical.
Finn removes his helmet that has a bloody hand print. He looks very distraught.
Rey helping Finn. Rumor is that they become romantically involved.
Sound-off in the comments if I've missed any of your favorite theories.
Might as well watch it one more time...