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First Star Wars Episode VIII Footage Has Arrived!

The First Star Wars Episode VIII Footage Is Here!

Well, that was fast.

Less than a month into production and the first Star Wars Episode VIII footage has already hit the internet.

The snippet of a teaser hardly shows anything new, but it’s nice to see that Luke already has more screen time in the preview than he did in all of The Force Awakens.

It appears the film will begin immediately where Episode VII left off, with Daisy Riddley’s Rey offering Luke’s old lightsaber he lost on Bespin, minus the missing hand, to an old and recluse hermit looking Luke. After the shot we pull back to see new franchise director Rian Johnson behind the camera to welcome everybody to what appears to be the first day of filming.

Although the clip is nothing earth shattering, it’s nice to see a little tidbit of the new film so early into the filming process. Just to remind everybody that Episode VIII is well on it’s way,or maybe as cover to take attention off of the upcoming Star Wars: Rouge One which is also currently filming but has been so shrouded in secrecy that very little photos or footage of the film have made it’s way onto the internet yet, despite the fact the film is due out next year, December 16th, 2016.

Star Wars; Episodde VIII stars Daisy Riddley,John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis.

New cast members include Benicio Del Torro and Laura Dern in as yet, unnamed roles.

Star Wars: Epsiode VIII is scheduled to release on Dec 17, 2017.

The Force Awakens Trailer Exposed!

It’s here.

You know what it is. I’ve been waiting for it. You’ve been waiting for it. The world has been waiting for it.

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has landed and it doesn’t disappoint. Just like a good teaser should do, it gives us just enough of a glimpse of the new movie to make us ravenous for more without spoiling too much, if anything, of the actual plot. But lucky for you I’m ready to break the trailer down and extract all the useful information from it we can gleam. Just as I’ve done before with leaked photos and concept art here, here, and here. So let’s jump right into this.

These aren’t spoilers anymore. :)

 

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1. John Boyega – stormtrooper

The trailer begins like all good Star Wars movies on a desert planet. As I’ve mentioned before, I do not think it is Tatooine, but a new desert junkyard like planet. A menacing voiceover mentions there has been an awakening as Boyega seems to wake up sans helmet, scared, lost, and sweating. He is in the middle of nowhere. He turns around and finds nothing but dunes. The faint sound of a probe droid can be heard in the background.

I think this is great for the franchise. It’s nice to see another main character who is first of all black and a stormtrooper. Boyega is the farthest thing from a clone and this reminds us those are actual people under the helmet. By seeing a face under the mask this does more to humanize stormtroopers than any of the 6 films before has done. The armor he’s wearing looks a lot like regular storm trooper armor with a small black V on the chest, slightly extended shoulder pads and a out of place black dot on the back. Maybe instead of the crazy colors the clonetroopers used to wear all new units now have a symbol on their back to distinguish themselves. We do know he’s not supposed to be here though. He’d be wearing the uniform of a sandtrooper if he was stationed on this planet which he clearly is not.