Star Wars: The Force Awakens made a huge splash at Comic-Con last week, debuting an amazing behind-the-scenes video before bringing out the entire main cast in Hall H. Director J.J. Abrams confirmed that the new trailer won't debut until sometime this fall. While we wait for that footage to arrive, star John Boyega revealed an intriguing new photo on his Instagram account. The photo features the actor in full costume as Finn, brandishing a unique new blaster, alongside everyone's favorite Wookie, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). There will be potential SPOILERS that follow, so read on at your own risk.
The photo was originally leaked online as part of a Russian Lego catalog, but the image was promptly removed before it re-surfaced on John Boyega's Instagram page. The photo offers a look at what appears to be the new Stormtrooper blaster, which has been upgraded significantly from the original Star Wars trilogy, with a blue power source of unknown origin. Chewbacca is also seen carrying his traditional crossbow, known as the Bowcaster. But it doesn't appear to have any significant upgrades.
The photo also has fans wondering what scene this may be from in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It has long been rumored that Finn and Daisy Ridley's Rey team up to find the owner of a light saber they found, when they run into Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca. This photo surely adds credence to those rumors, and there was also another report that revealed a shocking scene with Rey, Finn, Chewbacca and Han Solo, all squaring off against the nefarious Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). The report revealed that Kylo actually kills Han, who may or may not be his father. Chewbacca then stays with Rey and Finn. But this was never confirmed, as per usual.
In addition to this Chewbacca photo, John Boyega released a behind-the-scenes image with himself and Daisy Ridley, enjoying a laugh between takes on the set. It's quite clear at this point that the talk of Rey and Finn teaming up are true, since they are often seen together in the photos that have been released, along with the behind-the-scenes video. Finn is said to be a rogue Stormtrooper, who is being tracked down by the nefarious Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie).
While we start the long countdown to the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, what would you most like to see from this new footage? Our first look at Luke Skywalker? While there have been several character names and tiny bits of plot information confirmed, nothing official has been released about where we find Luke Skywalker in this story. While we wait for more light to be shed on Skywalker in the near future, check out these photos below.