We’re only a few months away now from the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and we’re as rabid for new information and images as a Wampa in a Tauntaun drought. J.J. Abrams is the king of not giving people too much, or anything at all, until he’s ready—aside from those two teaser trailers and that AWESOME behind-the-scenes video from Comic-Con—so we really haven’t gotten too much of anything new. When Domhnall Gleeson let slip at the Hall H panel that the bad guys’ hideout was called Starkiller Base, J.J. quickly said “we weren’t saying that, but it’s called Starkiller Base.” Even THAT wasn’t to be known yet.
This is why it comes as no surprise that when a 30-second TV spot from Korea showed up on the Star Wars Korea YouTube page, there is exactly one (1) new shot that we hadn’t seen before. But it’s a pretty cool one.
Like pretty much everything we’ve seen up til now, this shot is with the bad guys, the First Order, who—it seems—are trying to keep the Empire’s memory (and stranglehold) alive while the Rebels have technically won the Star Wars. In a shot not unlike those we’ve seen in historical Third Reich images, battalions of First Order troopers and officers are listening intently as someone in charge speaks. Wherever Starkiller Base is, it looks pretty cold—though not as cold as Hoth. Let’s just rule out Hoth immediately. And even though they’re on their heels a bit, that still looks like a pretty formidable force of badduns, doesn’t it?
The rest of the teaser is just comprised of shots we’ve already seen, but it’s nevertheless cool. And that Andy Serkis narration continues to be the stuff nightmares are made of.