It feels like there’s a new trailer or TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens every other day at this point, an effort by Disney to somehow build the already ridiculously-huge amount of hype surrounding this film even higher.
This new extended TV spot is comprised mostly of scenes from the last official theatrical trailer, but it does have a few new intriguing nuggets. The two key takeaways are Han handing Rey a blaster (a nice callback to a similar scene in A New Hope) and a brief shot of Finn using Luke’s blue lightsaber in combat with a stormtrooper wielding some kind of arc-based sword. Very cool.
That being said, there’s also a blink and you’ll miss it shot of what looks to be Admiral “It’s a trap!” Ackbar, who hasn’t been seen since Return of the Jedi. This film really is just going to hit every item on a fanboy’s wishlist, isn’t it?