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Let's Break Down the New Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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April 16, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Early this afternoon, we were wowed by the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was chock full of plenty of new goodies, and also some sentimental old faces and friends. And now that we've had a chance to watch it dozens of times, and will continue to do so until December, we wanted to examine the trailer much more closely and see what we can decipher about what's to come in Star Wars: Episode VII. There are undoubtedly some hints as to what we can expect in the J.J. Abrams flick, but we're still just piecing together fragments here and there combined with the rumors we've heard. More below!

First of all, if there's some reason you haven't seen the trailer yet, watch it right now:

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Our first shot takes place not on Tatooine, but on a new planet called Jakku, as we learned during the Star Wars Celebration panel for The Force Awakens. That's likely Rey (Daisy Ridley) speeding across the surface with the remnants of both a Star Destroyer and an X-Wing buried in the sand. It looks like there have been plenty of battles between the Rebellion and what's left of the Empire even following the events of Return of the Jedi.

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The helmet of Darth Vader has seen better days. It's melted because Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) burned it at the end of Return of the Jedi. But who retrieved it? Has Skywalker been holding onto it this whole time? Or did someone else retrieve and may have an idol that they're worshiping and trying to emulate? Also, we hear our first line of dialogue, but it's not new, as "The Force is strong in my family. My Father has it," is the first of a few lines from Return of the Jedi that Luke said to Leia.

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Speaking of Luke Skywalker, we presume that this has to be him with R2-D2, especially since the "I have it," line of dialogue from a younger Luke plays over this piece of footage. What other handless, hooded figure would be chilling with the droid next to a fire? But the real question is, where are they, and what are they doing?

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Then we cut to a shot of Luke/Anakin Skywalker's old lightsaber being handed between two people. Actually, the one handing it off seems to be an alien if you look carefully. But who is this alien, how did they get this lightsaber and who are they handing to? It looks like a female's hands, which likely means it's being given to Rey, but considering the "My sister has it," line, could Leia (Carrie Fisher) be retrieving it for her brother?

After this shot, there's a fade to black with the line "You have that power too," which is great considering we have no idea who he's talking to, but it's certainly one of our three new heroes.

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More cool shots of X-Wings flying through the air. This appears to be on the same planet as the shot from the first trailer, and we get another shot of Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron piloting his X-Wing. During the panel, Isaac said his character is "the best frickin' pilot in the galaxy," and that he's been given a mission by a "certain princess." But we'll have to wait and see what that mission is.

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A quick shot of the new crossguard lightsaber slicing through the air, and the hooded Kylo Ren (which may be Adam Driver) obviously wielding it in a place where fire is burning around them.

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It looks like some trouble is stirring up on Jakku. Notice the TIE Fighter flying in the sky? But what just blew up behind them? It could be Rey's home. Also, how did Finn (John Boyega) end up down there, and where's his stormtrooper uniform? And look at BB-8 rolling as fast as she can!

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Some kind of hostile takeover is happening here, as some people seem to be fighting back against the stormtroopers in the background as there's lots of fire around them.

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A menacing reveal of the face of Kylo Ren, or at least his masked head. He looks like a cross between a Death Eater from Harry Potter and a Mortal Kombat warrior. It's not bad, but it's nothing mind-blowing. Plus, it's hard to top Darth Vader's helmet. Also, if you look at his lightsaber closely, embers fly off the blade.

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It's hard not to get Nazi flashbacks with the massive red flag in the back (is that the new logo for the Galactic Empire, or are they called something else now?), especially with all the stormtroopers in formations. But frankly, I'm wondering who's speaking at that podium. Could it be someone we haven't seen yet, like Andy Serkis or Domhnall Gleeson? And where are they with all that ice and snow around them? Could we be back on Hoth? Doubtful.

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There's a TIE Fighter soaring through the air, and you might take notice that these aren't the gray ships we're used to seeing. These are pitch black.

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And in this shot, where they seem to be dealing with some trouble on one of their larger ships (likely the new Star Destroyer below), you'll notice the triangle sides of the TIE Fighter's wings are now white as well. Who's blowing up these ships though? Because the blasts seem to be coming from a poorly flown TIE Fighter. Is someone stealing that ship? Could it be Finn making an escape from his stormtrooper duties? And will that stormtrooper who flies through the air survive?

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Looks like Finn might be caught in this turmoil, wherever it's happening. But notice there's a bloody handprint on his helmet. Maybe this has something to do with where the stormtroopers were unloading in the first teaser trailer, and all that destruction that's happening around Kylo Ren in this trailer. As we've seen in some promotional art, clearly the stormtroopers are under his command.

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Check out that slick new Star Destroyer, along with a variation on the Imperial Shuttle, which now only has the two side flaps and not the middle fin. But what are those new ships protecting the shuttle?

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Whoa, look at this bad ass stormtrooper. We've heard rumblings of a chrome stormtrooper, and we've also heard the character's name is Captain Phasma. And what's more, we've also heard that this is the character played by "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie. That's right, it's a woman under that armor. But where is she? There's rock on one side and metal structure on the other. Is this an underground base?

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BB-8 looks a little cautious, peeking around what appears to be the hallway of the Millennium Falcon. Could this be where Han Solo and Chewbacca enter the ship and the ball droid is a little scared?

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Rey offers a hand to help Finn, likely the beginning of their friendship and entwined futures.

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And here's comes the Millennium Falcon again. We're assuming this is still Jakku, because it looks like they're flying right into the back engines of a crashed Super Star Destroyer.

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And there's a new TIE Fighter pilot in hot pursuit of the Falcon. Initially it looks like there's red stripes on his helmet, but I think it might just be lights from inside the cockpit.

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He gets a good blast off, missing the Falcon, but blowing up a piece of the Star Destroyer which leads us into the money shot…

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"Chewie, we're home." Where have Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) been this whole time if they're just now coming back to the Millennium Falcon? Who's been keeping this ship? And who's flying it in the first teaser trailer, because if you look carefully, it's clearly not someone skilled with the ship.

So there you have it. We have a lot more questions than we did before, but we also found out a great deal about what's important. Clearly Anakin/Luke's lightsaber plays a pivotal role in this flick. Finn and Rey end up together and evading danger from our villains. Kylo Ren has a mask and looks like a force to be reckoned with. R2 is hanging out somewhere, presumably with Luke, and Han and Chewie are still together, as they should be.

But what about thing we didn't see? There's still no sign of C-3PO or Princess Leia, and maybe that's because those two are doing something together. There seems to be no sign of whatever character Andy Serkis is playing. The first teaser trailer had his voice, and it doesn't seem to belong to Kylo Ren, since that role is believed to be Adam Driver. There's still no sign of Domhnall Gleeson or Lupita Nyong'o either. And while we know a bit more about what's going on in the movie, we still don't have the basic story locked down just yet, but it seems like Luke and his lightsaber will be an integral part in driving the story. We can't wait to see more from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What do you think?

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  • TheOct8pus
    Does anyone else find Rey's hand a little weird?
    • Al Apone
      Its fucking massive
    • Luke Cauley
      I thought I was the only one thinking that haha
  • Xerxexx
    Hopefully Rey will be our jedi to be. Excited!
  • III
    Can not wait to see this! Both teasers trailers are nostalgic. DON'T DISSAPOINT US JJ
  • My father HAS it. HAS it... not had... significant?
    • DAVIDPD
      Yeah I was freaking out over this too! I think it is more likely Luke is speaking spiritually.
    • SallySpider
      that's a line from ROTJ
    • Rick Facer
      He's one with the force, it is still with him... maybe?
  • fishnets
    Wait the sabre-giver is an alien? I don't see anything alien about the hand...can someone confirm?
    • Look at the far right, you can see part of the face briefly. It's an alien. And the arm is orange.
      • fishnets
        Isn't Lupiturd playing an alien? Either one who joins the trio (say goodbye to scene stealing, you undeserved winner, that's BB8's to lose and he ain't losing) or the wise one who... gives the lightsabre?
        • Mikey Wood
          What in the hell are you talking about?
          • fishnets
            Some report claims that most horrible undeserved Oscar winner ever whom I call Lupiturd is playing a mo'cap alien code name Rose. So I was wondering if the lightsabre giver is Rose or another alien. There are two.
          • Mikey Wood
            Are you referring to Lupita Nyong'o? She's an incredible actress who absolutely deserved to win her Oscar. You're out of your mind.
          • fishnets
            Nope, she's terrible. Her acting was totally amateurish and she won because of affirmative action. Really shameful win. I'm glad she isn't lining up major roles. Hollywood doesn't owe her anything.
          • Mikey Wood
            "Because of affirmative action"? Nice. I think you should just shut up, now.
          • fishnets
            Nope, I'm not going to shut up. Her win was total PC wank and now Hollywood ignores her as they should have done right away. I hear she's in Uganda, playing someone's mother. Nice. Already down to "someone's mother" roles. She can stay there.
          • Mikey Wood
            What the holy hell is your problem? Are you just some sort of blabbering racist? I'm always shocked when reminded that you people actually exist.
          • Darrin Cappe
            I'm not
          • Mikey Wood
            Well, that's good to hear. :)
  • JBroti
    The only thing that merely bugged me with this trailer was Han's clothes. It looks like he's wearing the exact same attire he wore in the first trilogy. Which one could say is a nod to the fans, but I was hoping to see what an aged, married with kids Han would look like now. We don't wear the exact same clothes we did in our 20's or teen years. But this comment isn't meant to be an insult to the film or trailer...I'm so stoked for the movie!
    • ProjectionistHP
      Yeah he does look more like 'hanged out with chewie the whole 20 years'...
    • Rick Facer
      Who says he is married with kids, he could be divorced, down on his luck. He could be a general in the resistance/rebellion/republic or whatever and they chose his uniform to inspire the troops as he was one of the greatest heroes of the rebellion and they want him recognisable. Maybe the falcons been used as a propoganda piece and thats why he's not on it. Allthough the early rumours did state that han was not the owner of the falcon, dameron poe (oscar isaacs) owned it. We can tell it's been kept in good condition, perhaps even far better condition than han kept it in, it sounds like poe is the new han solo so maybe for a foil for the characters maybe poes a mean sabaac player as well as hotshot pilot and he's won the falcon off Solo. Or even meaner, maybe Leia gave poe the keys for the rumoured secret mission that starts the film. If so imagine the banter
  • Jon Odishaw
    I'd say his mask is more that okay. It's bonafide badass.
  • DAVIDPD
    Seeing the new female lead in press, I was like "ok"...but after seeing her in this teaser, I'm like "!!!". // This is going to be something else. Disney is doing it right!!
  • JBroti
    Also, why is Finn wearing Marty McFly's future jacket?
  • Tuomas Lassila
    I found Kylo's mask mindblowing...
    • ProjectionistHP
      Promo pictures were awesome. Trailer leaves it into the shadows a bit.
      • Tuomas Lassila
        I don't know, it looked pretty badass in the shadow.
  • JustinT
    That's clearly lukes robotic hand on r2d2!!!!!!!
  • ari smulders
    the new villian is not as badass as i wished it would be,but they killed the ultimate badass in the phantom menace,so i can accept that!
    • Mikey Wood
      Yeah, those two half-second shots of him really convinced me of that. Please.
      • ari smulders
        Never heard of first impressions???????? It's biological and evolutionary determined...
  • davidshaw
    the "you have it too" line is also from Return of the Jedi, when Luke is talking to Leia, it comes before the other lines used in the trailer, so it's NOT directly meant for a new character
    • Right, it's not being said to a new character, but the implication is that oe of our new heroes will have the Force in them.
      • BNN667
        I know nothings been 100% confirmed of his involvement in this film or the spin-off, but it sorta sounds like Aaron Paul doing a Luke character.
        • Mikey Wood
          No.
          • D2R5
            Mikey, I think you are right and wrong. The actor who does the voice over is not Mark Hammill. The producers could not use the original audio recording for technical reasons. They are perfectionists and a recording using early 1980s technology, digititized or not, simply wouldn't have the same haunting impact as a recording that could be made using today's technology. And it was important the feeling be right for this hugely important trailer. They wanted the narration to be from the voice of young Skywalker from the lines Hammill delivered in the classic ROTJ, so they couldn't use Hammill again for obvious reasons. So they found an actor who could convincingly deliver the same lines imitating Hammill's voice as young Skywalker. He sure convinced you, and probably lots of fans. I agree the reason for the narration is to imply one of the new heroes has the force in them. And, it's clearly a family member. Beyond the production of the narration and its implication in the trailer, I also agree they didn't overthink it, so they don't want to overthink it as well. It's just for our enjoyment. And enjoyable it will be. looking forward to seeing the movie.
          • Mikey Wood
            You're incorrect. That's dialogue taken directly from RETURN OF THE JEDI. it isn't re-recorded. It isn't a different actor.
          • D2R5
            Sorry, but I do not believe I am incorrect. It is Luke Skywalker. It is supposed to be from ROTJ. But it is not Mark Hammill. I actually know a lot about production and sound engineering. And this audio was recorded recently. No question about it.
          • Mikey Wood
            You're wrong.
          • D2R5
            Oh boy. I know what I hear.
          • Mikey Wood
            Well you hear wrong. I posted a youtube video where someone overlayed the dialogue. It's exactly the same.
          • D2R5
            I'm not convinced.
          • Mikey Wood
            Well, that's fine, man. But you're wrong. There are people in the world who "aren't convinced" that evolution is a thing and the moon landing was real.
          • D2R5
            Well, that is a bit out of line drawing such comparisons. I guess there are just people In this world who think everyone is wrong but them. You are clearly one of them. They clearly convinced you. It is very skillfully and convincingly done. I have my opinions. I know a lot about production and sound engineering. I do not believe my opinion is wrong. I know what I hear. Enough said. Have nice day. stop making comments. Nothing else can really be said about it.
          • Mikey Wood
            Uh huh.
      • Mikey Wood
        EXACTLY. THANK YOU! It's as if people have forgotten how "subtlety" and "allusion" work.
  • João Godinho
    The 'the force is strong in my family' line isn't the same one as in return of the jedi. You can notice that when Luke says my father has it, the line is repeated in the background. Then he says 'I have it', and you see his robotic hand. Then 'my sister has it', and you see Leia getting the lightsaber. Then he says 'you have it too', maybe he's talking about Rey, who could be his daughter.
    • Mikey Wood
      It's. The. Same. Dialogue.
  • Fdom
    Although the expanded universe was deemed non-canon there are very strong images that point to a story there. Why is Darth Vader shown? Why specifically Luke's missing hand? And why Annakins lightsaber that was lost at the duel in Bespin? When Luke is talking about the force, if he was talking to Leia and Han's children, the line wouldn't be my sister has it, it would be your mother has it. So if he is talking to someone else, who would that be? In the expanded universe a clone was made of Luke from the hand lost in Bespin. It would tie all these images together, and it seems too much of a coincidence that they are so specific about Vader, Luke's missing hand, the lightsaber lost in Bespin at the same time and Luke telling someone they have the force because they are related. Although they said they EU is non-cannon it doesn't mean they won't take storylines from it. I can't wait for this movie!
    • Mikey Wood
      You're overthinking it. It's narration. Dialogue taken from RETURN OF THE JEDI. It's not going to be spoken in the movie.
      • Shitlery Clinton
        Incorrect - this is a new recording for this film
        • Mikey Wood
          No it is not.
      • Fdom
        Yes it's taken from Return of the Jedi but the lines are re-arranged. So you think it means nothing. They thought oh lets just pull a random track from ROTJ. Instead of trolling on every single comment here that it isn't new (I never said it was) maybe spend some time researching the Star Wars EU and you'll understand this trailer.Oh yeah and come back after the movie is released so I can say I told you so #yourewelcome
        • Mikey Wood
          That's not at all what I said. Of course it alludes to something in the new film. That's why they used those particular lines.
  • Luke Cauley
    This freeze frame was not posted above and elaborated on. However something has caught me eye on it. The white "shard-like" structure in front of Rey. What is it? The scene shows her shifting her gaze from it. It also looks like she might be holding it too. A crystal I think this may be mmm. Any of you agree this thing could be a Kaiburr crystal? I might just be seeing things though (I've watched the trailer probably one too many times).
    • BNN667
      I haven't done much digging on the story and it's characters yet, but if that little lady is destined to become Jedi then that's definitely a lightsaber crystal.
      • Luke Cauley
        I'm glad I'm not alone on this thought. I just can't help but think that, that is definitely some sort of crystal and not the glad wrap to her intergalactic sandwich haha
        • BNN667
          It may be a case much like Luke's where in the first film she begins her training, while having to use Anakin's old lightsaber, till perhaps the second or third film when she'll have the skills to construct her own?
          • Luke Cauley
            I thought that as well. I've also heard that one of the rumors out there is the discovery of a powerful ancient sith weapon that needs a force crystal (or whatever they are) to be activated. So the movie revolves around getting this crystal. Just spit balling though...
          • BNN667
            That may be why Anakin's old lightsaber is such a point of contention in the film. I've even seen concept art of Captain Phasma holding the lightsaber, as if she had retrieved it with her team of badasses just for the crystal?
          • Luke Cauley
            Another valid theory man! It's just that the "crystal" I'm referring to in the shot of Ren is so big. I'm having trouble placing what is came from (if from a lightsaber it did). That 2nd trailer has really got me thinking all over the place haha
          • BNN667
            It Would be F'n awesome if Ren, Poe, Finn and BB-8 had to seek out the Kaiburr cave after the saber is stolen so she can begin constructing another, maybe with the help of an old Jedi Master? Also, don't know if it's true, but I read somewhere that Kylo Ren doesn't become "Kylo Ren" till about around 2/3rds of the movie. Which would be fine with me because this story has to cover 3 films!
  • jep920
    Why is no one discussing the fact that it is not Luke's voice in the voice over. That is not the voice of Mark Hamill. It's definitely not the original voice over from Return of the Jedi and it doesn't sound like Mark Hamill now. Also, if it was Luke now, why would he say "my father has it" instead of "my father had it." My guess is that it's Domnhall Gleeson and that he is Luke's son. You can almost catch a slight twinge of an irish accent. Not sure who his sister would be, but every one just assumes that Rey is Han and Leia's kid. Maybe it's Luke's kid.
    • Luke Cauley
      Intersting pick up. I just watched it again and now I actually notice something too ( I just took it for granted to be Luke's voice to start with). This opens up a whole new line of possibilities. Nice work man.
    • Mikey Wood
      It IS Luke's voice. Go back and watch the scene in RETURN OF THE JEDI.
      • jep920
        No, it's not. It's a completely different voice. Also, it's definitely not the exact sound clip from ROTJ because the inflection is completely different especially when he says "my sister has it". Listen to them both back to back. Not the same, not question about it.
        • Mikey Wood
          You're incorrect, sir.
          • BNN667
            That's definitely not Mark Hamill's voice I could tell right away, it's someone doing the Luke character, perhaps an as of yet credited Aaron Paul portraying a young Hamill? Who knows! Though I can tell you with absolute certainty it isn't Mark Hamill.
          • Mikey Wood
            It's Mark Hamill. From RETURN OF THE JEDI. Watch the scene in youtube or something.
          • BNN667
            You're right, listened to them both, the trailer dialogue just has some distortion effects with a second voice repeating everything he says.
          • Ian
            You are severely incorrect.
        • D2R5
          You're right jep920. I hear it too. Especially on the inflection in the word "sister." But I think that was just a production decision for the trailer. They want us to be believe it is Luke Skywalker from that classic sequence in ROTJ. So they very skillfully duplicated it. I don't think the original had the quality that they wanted for this trailer. I don't think its supposed to be a new character, and not Luke from today.
    • Shitlery Clinton
      It is a new recording, but it is Mark Hamill. His voice actually sounds a bit higher pitched than it used to now
      • Mikey Wood
        No, it's not.
  • Jeffery Wright
    I Definitely think Finn is playing a defector from a newly formed alliance between the rebels and the empire.
    • BNN667
      I figured he was defecting from the empire, but are you saying the rebels and empire have reached some kind of peace agreement, or are you saying there's now a third party?
      • Jeffery Wright
        Yeah, A third party. Look at the massive red and black design behind the troopers. It appears Hexagonal (separatist) with 16 branches emanating out from the center. The Galactic Republic symbol was an 8 branch star.
        • Jeffery Wright
          Rebel Alliance still exists though.
      • D2R5
        I am not sure why everyone thinks Finn is a defector from the Empire. Is that because he is wearing a storm trooper suit in the trailers? I thought that might be a nod to A New Hope when Luke Skywalker and Han Solo wore storm trooper suits to infiltrate enemy territory and free the princess. I am not sure how exactly he came to be in a storm trooper suit. But to me, Finn appears to be terrified. Not the characteristics of an Empirial soldier. More of the characteristics of a resourceful individual on the run.
        • Mikey Wood
          Finn is a defector from the Empire. Actually, it's a newly-formed group resembling the Empire, but not the Empire (it's now called the First Order). That's him flying the TIE fighter shooting at the other TIEs in the trailer.
  • Yal100
    Awesome trailer...I'm just going to totally over think this trailer and go potentially off base and say...that staff she's carrying almost looks like Kazdan Paratus damaged lightsaber...or its just a staff lol :)
  • Ian
    At last... I can sleep easy knowing this video was made...
    • Mikey Wood
      Yeah, well...sometimes you just need to prove a point.
      • Ian
        I'm astounded there was even a point to prove...
        • Mikey Wood
          People are REALLY harping on that dialogue. It's as if they all spontaneously forgot that they saw Return of the Jedi.
  • Dick Cockburn
    I've posted this on other sites, but when Luke is narrating and says "the force is strong in my family" you will here Han's voice right after say "my family". referring to Han and Leias child whomever that may be, right.
  • Guest
    Oh and that is not the same Star Destroyer they are flying thru as we saw in the first shot, it's a super star destroyer.. look at the engines. Man, I'm such a nerd!!
  • Mike Zarquon
    I am getting tired of all those people analyzing every frame or scene. Better off waiting till the end of the year and see the entire movie.
    • FeliXinside
      It's part of the fun leading up to the movie dude...
  • Shitlery Clinton
    You fools are driving me nuts. Luke's line is dialogue modified from ROTJ, but it is a NEW RECORDING done by MARK HAMILL
    • Mikey Wood
      No it's not.
      • borninatrailer
        I assume you now realize it is new, yes?
        • Mikey Wood
          No, it's not.
        • Mikey Wood
          "The dialogue we heard prominently in the trailer is lifted directly from Return of the Jedi and its content hasn't been changed, with the exception of one of the lines ("You have it too.") being merely switched out of order." " if you listen carefully to the dialogue in the trailer, you'll hear some reverberation and echo after each line. That's what Hamill recorded. J.J. Abrams wanted to contrast the voice of older Luke Skywalker with the voice of young Luke SkywalkerThis isn't new dialogue from The Force Awakens, and Luke isn't speaking directly to anyone. The point of the voiceover is to hint at a new hero that has the powers of the Force within them. The question is whether it's Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) or Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Only time will tell. " So the quiet echo (that some here are attributing, incorrectly, to Harrison Ford) is new Mark Hamill, not the main dialogue.
          • borninatrailer
            " if you listen carefully to the dialogue in the trailer, you'll hear some reverberation and echo after each line. That's what Hamill recorded." So edited and with new sound added but not new? So "I posted a youtube video where someone overlayed the dialogue. It's exactly the same." was wrong.
          • Mikey Wood
            No, it wasn't. (You're seriously STILL going on about this?) The dialogue was from JEDI. The quiet, barely audible echo was new.
          • borninatrailer
            Well, perhaps how it was "exactly" the same but then clearly not exactly the same should make you reflect on all your previous ranting.
    • D2R5
      I'm not convinced it's Mark Hamill. It could be. He is a skilled voice actor. He could be doing a young Luke Skywalker. It more likely they chose a younger actor. But i agree, it's definitely a new recording.
    • Fdom
      Yep it's not new. Either is the music.
      • Penguin of Flight
        As I said to another person on this thread, it's completely new. Here's the post, reposted: It's completely new. Here's the original line from ROTJ: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Luke: If I don't make it back, you're the only hope for the Alliance. Princess Leia: Luke, don't talk that way. You have a power I don't understand and could never have. Luke: You're wrong, Leia. You have that power too. In time you'll learn to use it as I have. The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And... my sister has it. Yes. It's you, Leia. Princess Leia: I know. Somehow, I've always known. In the trailer, Luke says his father has it (present tense, interestingly enough — maybe ghost Anakin has a role to play), he has it, his sister has it, and then a new person, who has yet to be introduced to us, has it. The gist is the same, but it's definitely new and improved, for the purpose of a whole new chain of events.
        • Fdom
          How many times did you past this into discussions? haha As Mark Hamill said it's a combination of old and new so no it's not completely new. Unless you want to paste you incorrect information in an email to him too? Hamill was "cleared" to tell the packed house that he did record a voiceover specifically for the new teaser trailer, which debuted on Thursday during the Celebration kick-off panel. In the teaser, we hear Luke's voice saying a familiar, but slightly altered line from "Return of the Jedi": "The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too." He laughed and said that he kept messing up and saying: "My father had it." The end result is a combination of the original recording and Hamill's new session, the actor said.
    • Ian
      No...it is NOT a new recording. It is THE original audio from ROTJ, given minor reverb effects and enhanced to sound louder.
      • Penguin of Flight
        It's completely new. Here's the original line from ROTJ: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Luke: If I don't make it back, you're the only hope for the Alliance. Princess Leia: Luke, don't talk that way. You have a power I don't understand and could never have. Luke: You're wrong, Leia. You have that power too. In time you'll learn to use it as I have. The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And... my sister has it. Yes. It's you, Leia. Princess Leia: I know. Somehow, I've always known. In the trailer, Luke says his father has it (present tense, interestingly enough — maybe ghost Anakin has a role to play), he has it, his sister has it, and then a new person, who has yet to be introduced to us, has it. The gist is the same, but it's definitely new and improved, for the purpose of a whole new chain of events.
        • Ian
          It's called editing. -_-
          • Penguin of Flight
            Outside of your ruminations on how audio can be spliced and rearranged, I have no reason to agree with anything you're saying. Let me ask you a question: why do you suppose they would even bother rearranging the line? What purpose is it meant to serve? Do you really think it's just a slipshod addition rather than bearing an important meaning on the new film?
  • Darrin Cappe
    I think it is Luke talking to Han and Leia's kid. One question - why would Luke decide after having a perfectly normal replacement hand, to go with a robot model? Yeah give me the robot one - the human looking hand was too real. We never saw what happened to Darth Vader's hand when he cut it off. Maybe after the fireworks party he flew out and found Darth's hand and light saber and decided to have his dad's hand transplanted onto his. You know keeping it in the family.
  • Grant
    If Luke was talking to a family member, why does he say "my family" and not "our". Also, listen closely and you will here a menacing voice echoing Luke's words. Perhaps Luke said this to a padawan he trained after Return of the Jedi; a padawan he saw great potential in, but everyone else was worried the padawan was too old to be trained. Is this Luke talking to Kylo Ren? Maybe at some point when Luke was rebuilding the order and Kylo was net yet evil. This would provide Kylo with increased knowledge about Darth Vader and provide potential access to his burned helmet. This would also explain why Luke exiles himself; perhaps because he failed as a teacher. Fun to speculate about. Regardless of what happens, I am beyond excited for this movie.
    • Watch Return of The Jedi, son. Luke tells this to Leia
    • cman
      no that is not correct nice try but the anakin cycle is one and only and DOES not repeat as anakin had no father and was conceived by the force through medichlorians in shmi's blood. and luke does not take an apprenctice outside of Leia until Mara Jade
  • Ian
    Well, I guess both were right. What an odd feeling.

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