New The Force Awakens TV Spot From Cartoon Network


TV spots and previews for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are cropping up in earnest, so if you’re determined to avoid any and all new scenes from the movie, you’d better hide from the internet and cable for the next month.

Cartoon Network is the latest to debut a new television spot, with awesome bits of never-before-seen footage that aren’t high spoiler risks. Mainly, what we got were some cool shots of characters and ships, but there is one shot that hints at the fate of a particular location. With that in mind, proceed at your own risk and watch the tv spot below, with a mild SPOILER ALERT.

There’s a lot going on in these twenty-nine seconds. Much of it is stuff we’ve already seen, like Rey and BB-8 on Jakku, and Kylo Ren speaking to Darth Vader’s dilapidated helmet. Others are brief extensions of familiar scenes, such as the TIE Fighter crashing to the ground on the snow planet (probably Starkiller Base).

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But there are a few key shots we haven’t witnessed prior to now. For example, there’s a shot of what looks like Maz Kanata’s castle being bombarded by enemy ships, with Rey looking on. Then, there’s Rey and Kylo Ren on the same forest planet as Kanata’s castle, with Kylo swinging his lightsaber to deflect a blaster bolt and using the Force. Finally, Rey and Finn have a tense exchange in the Millennium Falcon, where Rey is yelling, “Get ready!” and Finn responds, “For what?”

We also got a better look at the ship that blows up in Finn’s and Rey’s faces as they attempt to escape to it. I’m not sure whose ship it is  (or rather, was), but it’s safe to say it’s not affiliated with the harsh, angular designs of the First Order. It could be a Resistance ship, or it may belong to a Jakku resident. Regardless, it doesn’t look like Rey, Finn, and BB-8 will get much help from it.

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I love these new shots of Kylo. He looks comfortable handling that bizarre lightsaber, which makes him an even more dangerous opponent. Given the close proximity of the shots of him and Rey in the same forest location, it appears that they’re having a sort of showdown, or that Kylo is giving her chase. I wouldn’t want to be chased by him anywhere, much less with only a blaster at my side. But even when Finn goes up against him with Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber, I doubt the odds of the good side winning will be much increased.

It’s important to note that, even with all this footage we’ve had lately, we’ve still only seen maybe five or six minutes of the film? According to /Film, The Force Awakens will be 2 hours and 16 minutes long; five or six minutes is a tiny, tiny fraction of that. I don’t think there’s any reason for concern, then, that by watching these tv spots and previews, you’re spoiling the entire movie for yourself.

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Also, it’s worth reminding everyone that we know nothing about the plot of the movie based on what we’ve seen so far. Zilch. So don’t feel cheated out of the movie-watching experience by watching the previews that are meant for general audiences, and not for spoiler addicts.