Brief Description of Three Shots from The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer!

Exotic City from “The Art of TFA”

 

We are less than a month away from this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, where the first The Last Jedi teaser trailer will premiere. We continue to hear from multiple sources that the teaser won’t hit before that. Recently, we have also learned about three specific shots that will be shown in the teaser. They are not huge spoilers, actually one of them confirms an old rumor but still, if you want to remain completely unspoiled don’t read on.

 

 

MILD SPOILERS!

 

 

Without further ado, here’s what we learned from a source, who saw a brief footage from the unfinished teaser, and who has proved to be credible in the past:

 

  • There will be a shot of a large city of some sorts.
  • Also there will be what looks to be an important procession and a feast.
  • There is a ship which looks to be a new design or an X-Wing of sorts appearing above a blue planet at high speed. 

 

When we asked for further clarification, the source said that the first two shots appear to be a funeral of some type and “an important dinner” (not sure if we got that right). The extras involved were all dressed in black, and the city had an old look, not futuristic.  And the shot with the ship looked to be an X-Wing model, which zooms on the screen at an alarming rate.

 

Exotic City from “The Art of TFA”

 

The mentioned big city is most likely the Exotic City from The Force Awakens art book, which will probably be reused in The Last Jedi (see title image and image above). You can check our article on why we think Dubrovnik is a stand in for the Exotic City from last year here.

 

The information about the funeral kind of reminds me about the Han Solo’s funeral rumors that started way back during the filming in Dubrovnik in March, 2016. You can read our speculation on that story from almost a year ago here. What’s interesting is that our source is actually not a Star Wars fan, and he is definitely not following the rumors surrounding The Last Jedi. So it’s curious that he used the word funeral, pretty much confirming that rumored scene. In our piece from last year we speculated that this planet could be Han Solo’s home planet Corellia, because some of the guards spotted on set had the letters CBPD on their helmets, and it would really make sense Solo to be buried on his home planet. Not to mention that this will be a good opportunity for The Last Jedi to introduce us to Corellia, since it will be most likely used in the Han Solo spin-off as well.

 

The way our source mentioned that scene, it suggests that there will be an exterior shot with a procession, and an interior shot with what appears to be “an important dinner”.

 

Filming in Dubrovnik

 

The photo above is from the Dubrovnik filming, on which many of the reports about the funeral found their basis. However, we first thought that these dark robes are actually used to hide the costumes of the extras. But hey could really be part of that procession that our friend saw. I guess we will find out soon enough. Showing Han Solo’s funeral in TLJ has always made sense to me. Han’s death is a huge plot point, affecting all of the main characters and we definitely should see its impact in The Last Jedi, showing people paying their respects to the old pirate and hero of the Rebellion.

 

There is really not much to discuss about the last bit of information. We only know that this is a newly designed ship that looks similar to an X-Wing. This blue planet could be Ahch-To or a completely new world.

 

 

It’s interesting that both shots were not mentioned along with the descriptions of the footage recently shown at Disney’s shareholders meeting. This means that the teaser will be different from what was shown there. Many people were wondering if we will get the same thing, but the answer to that question is “no”.

 

Also our source told us that TLJ teaser will immediately be put online after it debuts at Celebration Orlando, unlike the Rogue One teaser from last year, which was only shown for the attendees. This was expected, since the situation is different this time. Last year Rogue One already had a teaser before Celebration.

 

 

So, as I said, these are not groundbreaking revelations here, but it’s the little things that make the waiting even more exciting. We’re pretty confident with our source, but as always take this with a grain of salt. You can never be too sure.

 

April 14 can’t come quick enough.

 

 

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103 thoughts on “Brief Description of Three Shots from The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer!

  • March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm
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    There isn’t much of Han Solo left to bury is there?

    • March 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm
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      Exactly what I was thinking. It would have to be a memorial service, but how many billions died on Hosnian Prime as well?

      • March 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm
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        We are talking here about one of the most beloved “sons” of Corellia: a Rebel Hero and Legendary Smuggler, that might explain the memorial service (and fan service)… on Hosnian Prime: No one likes the New Republic 😛

      • March 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm
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        Could be the two combined, especially as it was Han that instrumental in landing on Starkiller.

      • March 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm
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        Almost to the word what I was going to write if no one had already.

    • March 16, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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      You mean after the spin-off?

    • March 17, 2017 at 12:06 am
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      Totally didn’t see your post before I asked the same question 🙂 I should have scrolled on down a bit further.

  • March 16, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    I’m interested to see what significance the Han Solo funeral will have. The other two points don’t really mean anything to me right now. It may be different when we see the trailer.

  • March 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm
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    CAN’T WAIT!

  • March 16, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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    Still a month to go… anybody know if there’s a script page that gathers all leaks, like we had a couple of years ago for TFA?

    • March 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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      Could be a risky move.

    • March 16, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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      There isn’t. Leaks have been scarcer this year, thankfully.

      • March 17, 2017 at 12:56 am
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        Agreed. It was downright disturbing how much of TFA was leaked in the 2 years prior to it’s release. Over-zealous fans (such as all of us here) pretty much knew every “bullet point” in the film as we sat in our seat on Premiere Night.

  • March 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm
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    I had to read ”the first The Last Jedi teaser trailer” a few times.

  • March 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm
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    Funeral for Leia.

    • March 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm
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      More likely Han

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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      I’m starting to wonder about that myself. Solo was know to just be a smuggler. Leia is royalty. Why have a huge procession for a swindler? Although, he was married to royalty so perhaps it’s just courtesy to extend the same treatment?

      • March 17, 2017 at 1:37 am
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        He was a famous Rebellion General, hero to many a young child, and did a ton of charity and racing events. We only saw a small snippet of his life during the OT, and it was very different after RotJ.

        • March 17, 2017 at 3:29 am
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          correct

    • March 17, 2017 at 12:55 am
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      Leia does not die in 8. She was signed for 7, 8, 9. Her storyline was to follow Kylo Ren’s evolution closely and lead to either (1) Happy ending — Kylo’s Redemption *OR* (2) Sad ending — Kylo’s Fall. Fortunately, 8 was finished before Carrie’s real-life death —- but the character of Princess Leia does not die in 8.

      • March 18, 2017 at 4:55 am
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        Hopefully. Who knows what they’ll do in response to her death.

  • March 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    Maybe this has been asked/discussed/debated before…but why do we expect a Han Solo funeral? Memorial, perhaps. But, he fell off into an abyss on Starkiller Base. Do we believe that Chewbacca (or whomever) actually had time to retrieve Han’s body before the planet blew up?

    • March 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm
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      Memorial makes more sense, but Han never seemed like the type. And with the First Order hunting them down now and everything going on, like the destruction of the Republic, does it really make sense to have one for Han?
      It would be better if it was for like the leader of the Republic or something that would draw in all the remaining people for Leia to talk to. And she can dwell on Han.

  • March 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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    With 5 planets wiped off the map, the intergalactic undertaker biz will be booming indefinitely.

  • March 16, 2017 at 10:17 pm
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    We’ve waited so long..I’m afraid the trailer is gonna be just snippets of footage like the TFA teaser was. I need A LOT man I’ve been patient..pls

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:56 pm
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      i think we’ll get at least what we got for the first R1 teaser. the original force awakens teaser was just to announce that star wars was back.

  • March 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Just a thought….Is it possible that General Leia Organa thinks that her son also died? Rey left him injured in the forest on the Starkiller planet. Maybe the funeral is for both? Probably not.

    • March 16, 2017 at 10:49 pm
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      Good question. The answer to that could lie within her Force connection to her son. When she senses Han’s death, would she have felt it if simply anyone killed him? Or is she more-so getting hit by the wave of pain and cognitive dissonance that Kylo is feeling? Who does she care about more? In a hypothetical confrontation — if Leia had to choose between standing by and letting Rey kill Kylo, would she intervene? Would she step in and try to hurt/kill Rey (or even Luke) to save her son? A mother’s love is a powerful thing.

      • March 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm
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        Thats never occured to me before. I would say Leia would be fine with Luke killing Vader (If she knew at the time he was her father) inorder to save the galaxy. To her Vader was a monster.

        But with Kylo, he is her son. She raised him. It would be interesting to see how she decides save the galaxy (which has alwasy be her priority or save her son.

        • March 16, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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          I was never a big fan of Lucas deciding that Jedi shouldn’t have families, but this is certainly a case where emotional attachment compromises one’s ability to behave objectively. Perhaps that’s the meaning of the title “The Last Jedi” — Luke, at some point, maybe decides that it’s more important to be part of a family than it is to be a Jedi.

      • March 17, 2017 at 3:11 am
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        This is EXTREMELY compelling and I have a feeling they planned to dive RIGHT into what you are saying in 8 and 9. I’m worried about Leia’s path being “cut short” from Ep 9 due to Carrie’s sad death.

        • March 17, 2017 at 3:44 am
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          Whatever they’re gonna do, Lucasfilm is certainly playing it cool on the PR front.

  • March 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm
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    Not sure exactly how they’re going to bury Han at this point…

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:26 pm
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      Memorial service sans body.

  • March 16, 2017 at 11:19 pm
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    billions of people die when those planets are destroyed, but they hold a funeral for Han.

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm
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      It’s possible the whole thing is a memorial for everyone lost, but Han gets a special mention because he’s, well, Han.

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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      Could be that the “funeral” is for all that persihed by Starkiller base. Hence the huge crowds.
      While to Leia it is for Han.

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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      Think it is more then likely that there would be a multitude of remembrances and funerals all over the galaxy. This would just be one.

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:53 pm
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      kinda like when luke is crestfallen when ben kenobi is killed, but doesn’t seem too broken up that billions just died on alderaan. 😉

      • March 17, 2017 at 1:03 am
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        The death of a loved one is always more impactful than the deaths of strangers.

        • March 17, 2017 at 2:13 am
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          loved one is a bit of a stretch… 😉

          • March 17, 2017 at 2:37 am
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            Ben Kenobi was ABSOLUTELY a “loved one” to Luke. Hands down, no question, fact till death.

          • March 17, 2017 at 11:39 am
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            Yeah, sure – like all those “loved ones” that you have known for a full day.

          • March 18, 2017 at 4:54 am
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            They knew each other for one day.

    • March 17, 2017 at 12:35 am
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      Like saying a funeral for Lincoln was unnecessary because of all those who died in the Civil War.

      • March 17, 2017 at 12:56 am
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        It still doesn’t need to be in the movie.

        • March 17, 2017 at 1:02 am
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          I don’t mind it. For Fans worldwide, the Funeral might provide some much-needed closure. One of the few criticisms that I have of TFA is that there is no “mourning” after Han’s death. As soon as he’s killed, we’re off to the SNOW for Kylo vs Finn & Rey — with no moment to let the gravity of what just happened sink in.

          • March 17, 2017 at 1:44 am
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            True

        • March 17, 2017 at 1:14 am
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          How do you know? Have you read the script?

        • March 17, 2017 at 7:40 am
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          Did we really need the funeral for Qui-Gon Jinn, or the funeral for Padme Amidala, or the funeral for Vader?

          I merely ask, because to me it’s subjective and also funerals have been in three of the seven saga films so far so why not have one more for one of our favorite characters that also provides a point for the characters to meet and moves along the story.

        • March 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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          It actually totally does…

    • March 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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      Unrelated: Who gets to say “IT’S NOT MY FAULT!” first in the Young Han film – Solo or Lando?

  • March 17, 2017 at 12:05 am
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    I wonder if Luke will still have his X-Wing. That would be cool to see.

    • March 17, 2017 at 2:00 am
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      Assuming his first X-Wing was left on Cloud City, he must have been lent – or was assigned – a second one, which then ended up on the Home One ?? ;o)

  • March 17, 2017 at 12:58 am
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    One thing I want to know — does Leia know Kylo killed Han ? No one told her in TFA — do Rey or Chewie convey this to her? And what will be her reaction upon hearing this news…….

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:15 am
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      Kinda explains why Chewie and Leia blanked each other when he arrived back at the base. He’s gotta be processing a lot in that moment.

      Chewie’s inner dialogue:

      “I don’t wanna deal with her right now — she just convinced my best friend to do something stupid (against his own better judgment) that resulted in his death, and I just went apeshit and damn-near mortally wounded her son.”

      How do you hug it out after that?

      • March 17, 2017 at 2:40 am
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        I did find it strange in that scene that Chewie only shot Kylo once. I think that in the RAGE of a Wookie scorned — he would have FIRED uncontrollably at Kylo (which Kylo could have deflected with his Saber as he retreated).

        • March 17, 2017 at 2:44 am
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          I think Chewie just wants to see Episodes 8 & 9 as much as we do.

        • March 18, 2017 at 4:53 am
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          Chewie is basically Ben’s uncle, so I doubt he had it in him to kill his own nephew.

      • March 18, 2017 at 1:05 am
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        So backwards from the New Jedi Order novels…where Han is the one dealing with Chewie gone. I know he had to go, but I think that would have been a better way to out a main character.

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:29 am
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      Interesting to think about

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:45 am
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      Good point !
      TFA as shown to us not only implies that neither Chewie nor Rey updated Leia, but it could also suggest that those two *might* be ignorant of Kylo’s identity : I mean, would they have been in earshot of Han’s comments to Ben ? Though, we must assume that at the very least Chewie knows who Kylo is ??!
      I fear that your question about Leia’s reaction will be one of those many plot points that conveniently ‘fall between the movies’, like Vader discovering the identity of the DS1 destroyer (!). The comment just below by ‘Jim P’ could indeed be a very neat way of explaining / retconning that ‘blank’ between Chewie and Leia at the end of TFA !!

      • March 17, 2017 at 1:49 am
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        I’m J.J. & Kadan’s personal plot-hole fixer. 😉

        • March 17, 2017 at 1:58 am
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          I wish !!!

          • March 17, 2017 at 3:23 am
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            I wish that George hired someone for that position 20 years ago.

      • March 17, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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        Huh? It’s idiotic to think Chewie doesn’t know every particular of Han’s life. #2 Leia has the Force; she’s Luke’s sister & a daughter of Anakin Skywalker – of COURSE she knows who did in Han. She FELT it (were you watching a different Ep. VII than the rest of us?)

        • March 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm
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          Sometimes I wish I had indeed watched a different TFA !!! I’m agreeing with the poster(s) that there *might* be a level of ignorance of what had transpired. We can expect certain things to happen off-screen, but based on what TFA gives us and until we see the ‘new’ level of knowledge afforded the characters in TLJ, it *may* be the case that Rey didn’t / doesn’t know Kylo Ren’s identity. We can assume that Chewie would know, and we can presume that he told Leia – if she didn’t Force-intuit all that had happened at S/Base [her husband dying, *and* by her son’s hand]. But without a specific scene, we can either regard it all at ‘face-value’ with what we see on screen, or assume stuff occurs off-screen. Probability tells us that, by the end of TFA, all involved characters know what happened. I fear that TFA felt a bit rushed at the end…. but emotionally the pacing was probably right, and any further, even brief, exposition might have derailed the film.

          • March 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm
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            It’s really 101-level stuff: Kylo’s her KID. Again, of course she felt not only Solo’s death but her son’s anguish/anger through the Force. (The ‘Aftermath’ novels reveal her close connection to Ben in the womb, so it’s silly not to think even though he’s left the fold that she wouldn’t easily divine the events of SK Base on her own). Again: Skywalker DNA, yo…daughter of The Chosen One and all that fun bit!

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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      Why would you assume that “no one told her” when, in fact, is fairly obvious that Rey and Chewie spend enough time, at the Resistance Base, that clearly they’d have debriefed her about what happened on SK base?

      • March 17, 2017 at 1:58 pm
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        Exactly, just b/c we didn’t see the scene doesn’t mean they didn’t tell her.

  • March 17, 2017 at 12:59 am
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    It would be nice if we started getting newer X-wings than the same old, same old. And that ‘exotic city’ is hardly exotic. They need to do better.

    • March 17, 2017 at 3:49 am
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      What would you suggest?

      • March 17, 2017 at 7:50 am
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        Make it exotic.

        • March 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm
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          That’s pretty relative. I think most folks’ idea of “exotic” would border on hokey. Part of the appeal of Star Wars is that it represents a world that in a lot of ways is more familiar to us than other sci-fi properties of the time. It looks like a place in which we can see ourselves living. The ships are dirty, Mos Eisley looks like downtrodden towns we see in many places in our world, a lot of the planets feature environments in which we can actually imagine people living.

          If “exotic” is going to mean people living in floating crystal palaces which are repelled from the ground by enormous frogs that emit anti-gravity rays caused by their exposure to the four purple sons, then I’ll pass.

        • March 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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          (watch the movie first)

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm
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      And why would they “need to do better”? Because their idea of “exotic” doesn’t match wahtever your concept is? Talk about sense of entitlement…

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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      Maybe see the movie before deciding how exotic it is?

  • March 17, 2017 at 1:01 am
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    I hope that funeral ceremony is for someone else and not Han. Too little, too late. It should’ve been a part of TFA.

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:31 am
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      That would have fucked up the pacing and run time. And it certainly wouldn’t make sense for them to gloss over Han’s funeral.

    • March 17, 2017 at 7:53 am
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      I agree. Han’s death in VII was his “farewell.” If the funeral is for him it seems like something done more for fans. I wouldn’t mind reading about his funeral in a novel, but for a movie that is only 2 1/2 hours, I’d rather learn more about the new cast.

      • March 17, 2017 at 11:33 am
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        Agreed. And we’ll be lucky if it’s 2 1/2 hours.
        TFA is only 2 hours 7 minutes without the end credits…

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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      Wait and see before you say such things.

  • March 17, 2017 at 1:29 am
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    Funeral, memorial, whatever… this could simply be a macguffin involving *someone else*, in order to get the characters together – Finn & [Kelly] – to drive the plot forward. I remember seeing a still of Han suspended and tied to a branch in pre-ROTJ material….. and look how ‘significant’ that scene ended up ! :o)

    • March 17, 2017 at 3:49 am
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      “At the time of TFA, Han wasn’t really significant in the eyes of the Galaxy ; and apparently he wasn’t wedded to ex-Royalty either.”

      There is no indication that he and Leia are divorced. The loss of their son drove them apart, but that’s it as far as we know. And while Han might have retreated from the spotlight by the time TFA rolls around, it’s safe to say that he was a fairly well known personality.

    • March 17, 2017 at 10:33 am
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      He was instrumental in getting the shields down, with his tactic of breaching the shield at hyper speed.

      • March 17, 2017 at 4:44 pm
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        Yes, but my point was that very few would know the specifics of his involvement attacking S/Base, and thus might not warrant a big memorial, or be the reason for such an event.

        • March 17, 2017 at 7:12 pm
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          Ah true, though he’s still the hero of the rebellion, so if its his home planet a memorial to Hosian Prime and Han could be linked.

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm
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      “So would there really be a ‘big’ procession for an ‘unknown’ ex-smuggler and courier”

      I mean, Rey knew he who was and she lived in the middle of nowhere. So he is pretty well known.

      • March 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm
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        You’re right….. but I’d humbly argue that, since ROTJ, he’s well known in the backwater worlds frequented by smugglers, pirates, and couriers, etc, and possibly not as well known in the ‘mainstream’ and Core worlds…. certainly not to warrant a memorial procession. But I’m sure I’m wrong, and TLJ will show such an event ! :o)

        • March 18, 2017 at 4:49 am
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          Finn was raised by the First Order, and he still knew who Han was. He was a famous Rebellion General.

          • March 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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            And the FO would turn up at the ‘memorial’ ?? Okay, so there’s enough groups of certain people who would know of Han, and could turn up at a funeral !! Sounds like I’ve been well and truly shot down 🙂

          • March 19, 2017 at 12:44 am
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            I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to say. The main thing is: Han is famous, so a lot of people would show up to his funeral.

  • March 17, 2017 at 1:42 am
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    The satellite dish on the millennium falcon is from the original trilogy

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:47 am
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      Uh-huh, it’s TFA pre-production *artwork* :o)

  • March 17, 2017 at 1:45 am
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    “There will be a shot of a large city of some sorts.
    Also there will be what looks to be an important procession and a feast.
    There is a ship which looks to be a new design or an X-Wing of sorts appearing above a blue planet at high speed.”

    1. I’m 80% sure that that city is Correlia and that this is what Dubrovnik is standing in for. In addition, it seems as though some sort of assassination attempt is going to take place there while all these important people have gathered (pretty smart).

    2. This is definitely Han’s funeral/memorial. If the size of the crowd is an indication, it’s probably a memorial for all the lives lost in the Hosnian Cataclysm, but Han is definitely getting a shout-out.

    3. If this is indeed an X-Wing (and not that new A-Wing that we saw), then it’s probably going to be the New Republic’s T-85, as those haven’t been pictured yet.

    • March 17, 2017 at 3:27 am
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      makes sense

  • March 17, 2017 at 2:04 am
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    It will be weird to see some kind of “funeral” for Han where Leia will surely figure prominently. Out-of-universe, we know that Harrison Ford is alive and well, but Carrie Fisher is not. To audiences, it may in a way feel like HER funeral.

  • March 17, 2017 at 4:02 am
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    I just want to see Luke doing something other than standing around looking emo. Not much to ask really.

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