The second Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot has arrived, and as suspected, it contains no new footage. Instead, we get a few quick shots from the third and final trailer that debuted last month. But it does have us asking one important question. Who or what is Han Solo, Chewbacca and Finn staring at in the distance shortly after they've been captured by the First Order?
We're not likely to see Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker until the film is actually in theaters. But is this scene coming moments before his reveal? Our heroes are captured. And something has them in complete awe. Really, it could be anything. Including Rey. She was traveling with this rogue pack of Resistance fighters, yet she's nowhere to be seen here. If we piece this together with other footage we've seen, this could be Rey saving her trio of friends from this forest planet, moments before the Millennium Falcon blasts off through trees, as seen in the first TV spot released this past Sunday.
This latest bit of footage also gives us a look at Rey and BB-8 as they travel across the desolate sands of Jakku. And we get another glimpse at Kylo Ren standing with the Knights of Ren. Who are these other characters he's surrounded by? And what's that in his right hand? Did he finally get the lightsaber he was after? Is this moments after he's killed a very key player in this space opera? These are all mysteries we'll learn the answer to on December 18.
Shonda Rhimes, who created the hit ABC shows Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder, released a promo on her Twitter page, revealing earlier this week that she will join the cast of all three of her "TGIT" programs to present a special look at The Force Awakens tonight, Thursday, November 12 on ABC. This move is just the latest bit of corporate synergy employed by Disney. The final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted during halftime of Monday Night Football, which airs on the Disney-owned ESPN network. Back in March, Marvel also released a trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron during an episode of ABC's American Crime. The studio has also had plenty of tie-ins for the Marvel Cinematic Universe on ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter. It's not surprising that Disney is using its popular "TGIT" lineup on ABC to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will introduce three new heroes into the Star Wars universe, John Boyega's Finn, Daisy Ridley's Rey and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron, along with Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher are also reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy, although very little is known about their characters. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens supporting cast includes Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke and Max von Sydow as an unidentified character.
J.J. Abrams directs Star Wars: The Force Awakens from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. Do you have any hopes or fears about what might be shown during the special sneak peek tonight? Will we finally see Luke Skywalker, or get our first look at a number of other mysterious characters? Let us know what you think, but first, check out this latest TV spot, which gives us nothing new at all, really.