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Um, Did the International Trailer for THE FORCE AWAKENS Just Spoil the Most Talked-About Plot Point?



We’re late to the party on this one…but the international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released, and it offers lots of previously unseen footage. Cool beans, as they say in this part of the galaxy.

But methinks there be a major spoiler here! If you listen closely, there’s some dialogue here that was not spoken in the U.S. trailer that gives away a little too much.

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9 Comments on Um, Did the International Trailer for THE FORCE AWAKENS Just Spoil the Most Talked-About Plot Point?

  1. Do you mean, “I know all about waiting…for my family”. There’s an edit between “waiting” and “for” so I’m not sure how closely together those two sections of dialogue are spoken and context is everything. There’s also the, “Hope is not lost today. It is found” which might also refer to what you’re talking about.

  2. Without saying exactly what here…I was referencing the dialogue at the 00:42s mark. It’s a subtly different line than the U.S. trailer.

    • Again, I’m not sure about the context. I think it’s pretty clear across all the trailers and from what has been said about this film that Kylo Ren has created something of a religious devotion to the memory of Vader.

  3. **POTENTIAL/HYPOTHETICAL SPOILERS** I think I see what you’re getting at, John. “Fulfill OUR destiny.” “Our” is an interesting choice of words. Whose destiny? The question then becomes, is Kylo Ren a disciple of Vader’s that we haven’t heard about, or is Ren potentially another…ahem…character that Vader wanted to be his disciple. “OUR destiny. Finish what WE started.” Did Vader have an apprentice that was never seen on film? Or, is it someone who we did see on film. Interesting take.

  4. My personal feeling about this is that the editing is so selective that this has all the hallmarks of a red herring.

  5. Holly Heisey // November 8, 2015 at 12:23 am //

    That’s the line I caught, too. If that’s THE character, then the way the poster’s laid out would reinforce that, and that Rey has…more complex family connections.

  6. Raimo Kangasniemi // November 8, 2015 at 10:29 pm //

    People pretend like there is some great mysteries here, but everything we’ve seen strongly suggests that the basic plot has been lifted from the now non-canonical post-ROTJ Star Wars novels.

    Rey and Kylo Ren are twins, Han and Leia’s children. Poe Dameron will be her love interest. In the end of the new trilogy she will kill her brother.

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