For an 85-second trailer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens sure managed to stuff a lot of content in today. There were X-Wings, There was a Millennium Falcon. There were Storm Troopers. But among the heavy-hitting updates we saw, there were a ton of smaller nuggets to unearth. If you blinked, you’re likely to have missed some finer details about the Star Wars universe’s state of affairs.
Luckily, we don’t blink here at Comicbook.com (We had our eyelids removed for the occasion). After watching the trailer once, twice, and then a few dozen other times, we present some details that you may have missed.
1) Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon now has a new satellite attachment on it. Hopefully this will help him communicate better with his rebel buddies.
2) Daisy Ridley’s character, whom we’re thinking is a rebel, has a Tusken Raider’s staff attached to her Speeder. This can only mean…
3) That the planet Tattooine is still alive and kicking. Tattooine is the home planet of the sand people. The sandy background we see Ridley speed through also supports the idea.
4)The Stormtroopers, the Empire’s mass army of cloned soldiers, are now sporting new helmets. The design skews much closer to the sleek look on the Clone Wars-era soldiers than the original trilogy’s more skull-shaped look.
5) The rebel X-Wing pilots seem to have newly designed helmets. The Rebel logo is now much smaller, and is only placed on the helmet’s left forefront. The overall shape is also much sleeker with a striped pattern, cutting out the clunk of the original Rebel helmets. The new helmets also come with a distinct lack of a chin strap. What, they don’t believe in pilot safety in the future?
Did the trailer unveil anything else that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.