For now I’m going to keep this brief as at the time of writing this I am exhausted. I’m going to be vague here to try and limit spoilers for those who don’t know what happened. Chances are by this point many people know of that big death of a character in a beloved ongoing series. You all know who and what I mean. It was a shocking thing that people hoping wouldn’t happen. And yet it did. Immediately there were a number of fans who were compiling evidence claiming that the death was a fake, that it was all smoke and mirrors. That it didn’t happen. They claim that not everything is as it seems. That there is reason to hope that this character will be alive for us to continue to enjoy.
Keep in mind that this was being written before the new trailer came out, so any speculation here may be proved hilariously wrong. As we are all aware by now there was that shiny new poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakensreleased recently. Of course I, like almost every other person on the planet, poured over every detail of it. I will now give my super late, and rather brief, impressions on the poster.First things first, I noticed there no Luke Skywalker to be found anywhere on this poster. This was kinda odd to me because Luke had that cool voice over in the previous trailer talking about his family and how the force was strong with them. Perhaps he was left off the poster deliberately; maybe Luke only has a small role in the movie. Or maybe they couldn’t put Luke onto the poster without revealing large spoilers for his character.
Of course it was hard not to notice the other important characters from the original trilogy. Good old Han Solo and Princess Leia. There’s nothing super important in this particular case, just fun to see Han Solo being all roguish it up again. Going back to my previous point, it’s interesting that Han and Leia are featured on the poster but Luke is not.
Another interesting thing to note is how the new and presumably main characters are presented on the posters. We see John Boyega’s character firmly on the Light side of the poster, not much of a surprise really. What interested me was that Daisy Ridley’s character on the Dark side, rather close to the character Kylo Ren. Now this could just be coincidence, maybe they put her there because there was no more room on the poster, maybe it means something more. Perhaps this is a clue that her character is about to start down the path to the dark side, perhaps she shares a particular bond with Kylo Ren. Who knows?
Of course I have to mention that thing in the background that looks suspiciously like another giant space station. I could be wrong but that looks like a Death Star 3.0. If that’s the case then you really have to admire the Empire’s stick to it attitude. After all, third time’s the charm. If that thing does turn out to be another super weapon to blow up planets I can’t help but wonder how that conversation went.
“Hey, what was that giant space thing with the laser that we keep building but is always destroyed?”
“Oh, you mean the Death Star?”
“Yeah, that’s the one.”
“What about it?”
“Wanna build another one?”