‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Hints at a Snowy Showdown

     August 27, 2015


Spoilers. Maybe? Possibly. Mostly just conjecture, really. But you’ve been warned.

After declining to present footage at Comic-Con or D23, Disney has (finally!) released a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser on Instagram, and it looks like we just found out who’ll be squaring off against Kylo Renn (Adam Driver) in that snowy forest. Most likely, this is the build up to a new trailer release so there’s not a lot to see right now, but there’s one major money shot. Finn got his hands on a beautiful blue lightsaber!

This isn’t totally new. Drew Struzan‘s The Force Awakens one-sheet revealed that Finn (John Boyega) would wield a light saber at some point, and I spoke with Boyega about it at D23, but now we can see it in action, and more importantly we’ve got a little context. His snowy surroundings seem to indicate Finn will be facing off against the nefarious Mr. Renn at some point, or at least that’s what the studio wants us to think! (Trust no trailer editing.) Not going to lie, for an Instagram teaser, this gave me chills. A lot of them. Check it out for yourself below.

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If, like me, you’re wondering — why Instagram?! Turns out the social media platform unveiled a new post-layout today, allowing users to determine their aspect ratio — the traditional square post or, like The Force Awakens trailer, a more “cinematic” landscape orientation. Hey, whatever the reason, I’m just thrilled to get another glimpse at the film. Hopefully this teaser leads to a full-length trailer presently.

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