'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer reveals more clues for fans

A new 'Force Awakens' international trailer shows more of new characters like the droid BB-8 and more of the backstory of new characters like Rey (Daisy Ridley).

A new international trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” holds some new footage for fans. 

Those who have watched the previous trailer endlessly will spot some new details in this preview, including new character details about character Rey (Daisy Ridley).

In the new trailer, Rey interacts with the droid BB-8. “Where do you come from?” she asks it. “I know all about waiting for my family.” 

In addition, Rey and former Stormtrooper Finn introduce themselves officially to one another and we see more of Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and the droid C-3PO. While Han Solo (Harrison Ford) previously said in a trailer, “It’s all true,” this time he says, “The Force – it’s all true.” This matches up with the dialogue from a previous trailer, in which someone says, “The Dark Side, the Jedi – they’re real.” (Perhaps Han wouldn't call it a hokey religion any longer?)

Meanwhile, Ren is threatened by the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). She also looks very shocked by that lightsaber – perhaps she’s never seen one before?

Following the release of the last trailer, advance tickets for “Force” went on sale. This caused many ticketing sites to crash and there were record advance sales for IMAX tickets.

All this has industry watchers wondering, just how big will “Force” go in terms of box office? Interest in the upcoming movie seems huge, with the trailer that was released last month now having been viewed more than 56 million times. 

And though the first movie was released in 1977, the original “Star Wars” trilogy is hardly a relic – the decades between the original trilogy and this upcoming movie merely seem to have created more fans, despite poorly received prequels that were released in between.

The fact that six previous “Star Wars” films have been released will no doubt help "Force" at the box office. The top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time domestically (without adjusting for inflation) have all come out in the past few years, with the exception of the original “Star Wars” film, which, counting its two re-releases, is now the seventh-highest-grossing film of all time. 

But seven of the 10 highest-grossing films are all sequels. Movies like “The Dark Knight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Shrek 2” had characters and stories that were already known to audiences. Few movies have the audience awareness of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which is the first new “Star Wars” movie in 10 years and features the return of the beloved original cast. Expect to see “Force” in that top 10 ranking soon.

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.
Real news can be honest, hopeful, credible, constructive.
What is the Monitor difference? Tackling the tough headlines – with humanity. Listening to sources – with respect. Seeing the story that others are missing by reporting what so often gets overlooked: the values that connect us. That’s Monitor reporting – news that changes how you see the world.

Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to CSMonitor.com.

QR Code to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer reveals more clues for fans
Read this article in
QR Code to Subscription page
Start your subscription today