Ever since the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped in November of last year, we've been wondering just who Adam Driver's Kylo Ren is getting ready to battle with in that picturesque, snowy forest. Well, now we know that it's actually John Boyega's Finn that he will be facing down, with the new hero brandishing his own new blue lightsaber. Watch the new teaser below!
This video was launched by the official Star Wars Instagram account to celebrate the fact that the social media service now features landscape-format video, and while it’s only 14 seconds long, it’s still amazing just how much new stuff is featured. To start with what I was mentioning above, how mind-blowing is it to see John Boyega wielding that blue lightsaber of his? Those who have been following the development of J.J. Abrams’ film know that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the character wielding a Jedi weapon – thanks to the poster that was handed out at the D23 Expo – but that doesn’t make it any less cool:
But the new clips also offered up some other great new views at Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well – for example, this dramatic shot of both Daisy Ridley’s Rey and the awesome little BB-8:
Lastly, we also have this clip featuring the universe’s replacement for the Empire, called The First Order. We actually got our first look at this shot a couple weeks ago courtesy of an international TV spot, but now you can see it without foreign subtitles:
We still don’t have any actual context for what’s going on in these various scenes, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens still has not released an official plot description, but that does nothing to undercut just how cool each of these is. We’re happy to wait for more information when the movie arrives in theaters on December 18th.
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