While we won't get another trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens before the movie comes out this December, we will get plenty of fun tie-ins, like this latest video. "Battle for Christmas Morning", which is the title of the new Duracell commercial, shows what's possible when two young Jedi power up their lightsabers with Duracell and enter the Star Wars world of imaginative play to take on Stormtroopers, Tie Fighters, and the rest of the Dark Side. Iconic droids C-3PO and R2-D2 even make a cameo appearance in this super fun clip.
While we've seen C-3PO and R2-D2 in some of the released promo art and in toy form, the iconic droid duo were suspiciously absent from the third and final trailer released almost two weeks ago. So it's exciting to see them return here. While R2 appears to be his old self, C-3PO arrives in Star Wars: The Force Awakens with one noticeable difference. He has a red arm! While he'll be introduced this way in the latest sequel, we will get to find out how he wound up with this cosmetic upgrade.
Way back in early December, Marvel announced Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1, a new story from the Journey to The Force Awakens publishing program coming in December. Reuniting the acclaimed and award-winning writer and artist team of James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, the tale follows "golden rod" on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and reveals what led to this change in appearance. While LucasFilm didn't reveal exactly when the comic would hit the shelves. Here's what James Robinson had to say in a statement about this highly-anticipated Marvel comic book.
"That's a really exciting part of doing this story. I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought 'Wow, I'm the writer who gets to explain that.'"
If you look hard enough, you'll also spot BB-8 in this new Duracell commercial. Though he seems to be some sort of lawn decoration. The highlight of the clip finds At-Ats and TIE-fighters encroaching on this small house in the snowy suburbs, and it's awesome to see the First Order Rise. But you may notice something else interesting about this 1:00 minute ad. Did the little girl dressed as Rey just use the Force?
Yes, she did! While this is a tie-in commercial and probably should not be considered part of the canon, the 'Battle for Christmas Morning' slyly hints that Daisy Ridley's desert scavenger Rey is a Jedi, as most suspect. Have these two kids already seen the movie? Is this a move Rey will use in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Or are they just using their 'imagination'? Take a look at this action-packed commercial that brings the fight to planet earth in all its laser-filled glory! December 17 can't get here fast enough, can it?