Over the weekend Disney XD had a few new clips, which you can check out here:
Another TV spot with has some lovely Kylo Ren twirly lightsaber action and a look at Maz Kanata’s castle being blasted.
And then there’s this, which is an advert so well produced people have mistaken it for actual footage. It’s not, but it is very cool.
PROBABLY NOT FINAL UPDATE: NEW TV SPOT! ACKBAR! STORMTROOPER LIGHTSTICK THINGS! HAN SOLO FIRING! IS IT DECEMBER YET?!
ANOTHER UPDATE: Check out this neat looking IMAX poster,
UPDATE: There are a couple of NEW TV spots out in the wild, featuring more new footage…
And there’s supposed to be more coming tonight…
Original article follows.
Following the release of a very cool set of magazine covers (which you can see by clicking here), Entertainment Weekly has unleashed a new batch of stills from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They feature almost the entire cast – there’s obviously still no sign of Luke Skywalker – and include some cool reveals; see if you can spot whose jacket Finn is wearing!
As for those promised plot details, the site has confirmed that Princess Leia has a different title in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rather than being called “Princess”, she’s now a General, and director J.J. Abrams – who confirms that someone will slip up and refer to Leia by her old moniker at some point – had this to say about her role in the upcoming movie.
“The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there’s not much goofing around where Leia’s concerned,” Abrams said. “But it felt historic to have her, especially with Harrison, back in scenes together. I can only imagine the baggage that they bring to it, I’m just a fan who loves this stuff, but they’ve been living with it — and living in it — since ’77.”
The magazine also caught up with Harrison Ford to talk about him reprising the role of Han Solo, and while the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer pointed to him taking on a mentor like role to Rey and Finn, don’t expect the character to undergo too many drastic changes. “No, there’s not an abandoning of the character,” he explained. “He does not aspire to the position of Obi-‘Ben’ Kenobi, nor do I aspire to be some New Age Alec Guinness. His development is consistent with the character, and there are emotional elements which have occasioned his growth. There’s a lot of the rogue still left in Solo. Some things don’t change.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens really can’t get here soon enough right? Roll on December…