'Star Wars' is No Longer About the Rebel Alliance Versus the Empire
In the original Star Wars trilogy, the battle was always between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. But after the events of Return of the Jedi, it looked like the Empire was finally defeated. However, as we've seen in the most recent trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, about 30 years after the second Death Star was destroyed, there are still remnants of the Empire, complete with new stormtroopers, including a bad ass chome stormtrooper with a cape, and a mysterious new villain named Kylo Ren. Well, thanks to an exhibit at Star Wars Celebration, we have information where the Rebels and the Empire stand.
At Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, there's a little exhibit that has some of the models of the ships and costumes of new characters we've seen so far in the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Well, SlashFilm noticed the little placards alongside some of the pieces have a little information about the film and the two forces who are still fighting each other. Here's evidence of the two new but familiar factions:
That's right, the Rebel Alliance is now known as The Resistance, as evidenced by that slightly modified X-Wing description, and the Empire is now known as The First Order, which just sounds menacing. And all of the stormtrooper armor on display at Celebration has them listed as troops of The First Order, and their emblem is on that red flag we saw in the recent teaser trailer. It's not a mind-blowing revelation, but it's something that will be ingrained in our heads for years to come. But now the question is, who is in command of The First Order and The Resistance? Surely we'll hear more about that in the months to come. If you want a more in-depth look at the costumes and new details, check out this great post by SlashFilm from Star Wars Celebration with a bunch of photos. Thoughts?