New And Unexpected: Episode VII Trailer From Disney Japan


After releasing the long-expected Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer a couple of weeks ago, the director J. J. Abrams had stated that it was the last one before the movie itself and that “there will be commercials, but no more trailers”. Apparently, just like with Obi-Wan telling Luke his father was dead, it wasn’t exactly the whole truth. Walt Disney Studios Japan has just released a somewhat different, shorter trailer which features some things we haven’t seen thus far. And I dare say, it’s immensely powerful stuff. Here it is:

Despite being fairly short, this trailer expands some of the scenes we know from the previous trailer. Aside from that, most notably, it shows extra short scenes with Finn and Rey introducing themselves to each other, Kylo Ren and his cross-hilted lightsaber, the immensely epic arrival of TIE fighters to what we can presume to be the skies of Jakku and also a little bit more of BB-8, Leia and Chewbacca. This feels a lot like getting as far as we can, without being spoiled too much. Perhaps, then, the new footage in this trailer truly is the last we are going to see before the film itself.

Rostislav Kurka
Rostislav is a Protestant theologian and a self-trained Sith, counting Jan Hus, Dorothee Sölle, Darth Revan and Darth Traya among his main influences. He hails from the hundred-towered city of Prague, where he had spent a large part of his life creating worlds and inspiring young generations to roleplay. His involvement in organising children's camps led him to accidentally writing a Lord of the Rings musical, which made him temporarily famous, and a Three Musketeer-Jedi fanfilm, which didn't. He has recently moved to the frozen waste of Finland, because that's it, the Rebels are there.