The global Star Wars marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in full effect today. The Force Friday event, being tagged as Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens started at midnight, with events all over the world. With store chains opening their doors for throngs of Star Wars fans, in order for them to get their hands on the newest merchandise for Episode VII, loads of videos and photos have been making their way onto social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, where first looks at this new merchandise have been met with excited fan approval.
In that regard, we’ve got a look and more importantly — a listen — at voices from two of The Force Awakens’ main villains, Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Both reveals come via David Popineau on Twitter, who apparently works for Walt Disney Company France.
As you can hear, Captain Phasma’s voice is much more delicate and even borders on sultry sounding, than one would expect of an elite Stormtrooper officer; I like it. Here’s what she says:
- Move…to your ships, now.
- On my command…fire.
- FN 2187 submit your blaster for inspection. (I’m assuming she is talking to John Boyega’s Finn, here).
Next we have Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. He obviously lays on the english accent, as any good Star Wars villain should have. Be careful for Spoilers…because Kylo’s mask definitely delivers a couple.
There are some big reveals with this one. Here’s what he says:
- I feel it too. (Is this Kylo’s response to Andy Serkis’ Snoke? “There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark Side and the Light.”)
- Do you know what I’ve come for? (Luke’s Lightsaber?)
- Together, we will destroy the Resistance…and the last Jedi. (WHOA! He has to be referring to Luke. This is quite the large spoiler)
- Don’t fight it, we know you can’t. (Is this Kylo Ren talking to Daisy Ridley’s Rey? And is the “We” Kylo and Snoke?)
- I’m immune to the light.
- Nothing will stand in our way.
These are some pretty big reveals for a film that has been kept under such strict secrecy. If Luke is indeed the last Jedi in Episode VII, then that means his arc from the old Expanded Universe — now relegated to Star Wars Legends — where he starts a new Jedi Academy after Return of the Jedi, never happened in the new Star Wars canon. Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, later this year.