Cue the Ron Paul “it’s happening” GIF. Can you believe it’s already been a full year since the 90-second teaser for The Force Awakens was released? Tonight we saw the debut of the final and most revealing trailer yet and we finally have a good idea of what Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is about.

The chances of you caring enough about Star Wars to read this and yet not having seen the trailer are slim to none, but let’s all just watch it again, shall we?

Not only is this the final trailer for The Force Awakens, it’s technically the first, as the previous releases have all been teasers. That’s why this trailer is so heavy on plot and exposition.

We now know that in the thirty-plus years since Return of the Jedi, the Jedi Order and the Force itself have been reduced to mere legends, with relics like Han Solo being the only proof thatthe war between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance ever happenedin the first place. Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver) seems hellbent on resurrecting the Empire, and we’re now given the impression that the charred Darth Vader helmet that we saw in previous teasers is actually in Ren’s possession and being used as an object of worship.

The trailer also gives us our first glimpse at Carrie Fisher reprising her role as Leia (though I don’t know if she’d still be a princess), but Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker is absent, which isn’t much of a surprise considering that he isn’t on the official poster either. There are a lot of fan theories about Luke pulling an Obi-Wan and living a life of hidden seclusion, and I think that’s probably a safe bet.

There are lots of leaks out there that fill in some of the plot gaps that are left by the footage released, but I consider everything hearsay until I see it in an official capacity.

I’ll stop rambling now.

Oh, and it looks like John Boyega’s Finn is indeed a Stormtrooper who has a change of heart.

Okay, I’ll stop for real. See you all on December 18th.

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