The new Star Wars has done a great job of ticking fan boxes so far with various welcoming glimpses into familiar characters and locations. The second trailer has plenty more treats in store for the anti-JarJar brigade as Disney goes about the business of returning our childhood and erasing painful memories, with a whole host of icons to help bring those smiles back to our nerdy faces.
We’re initially lulled into a false sense of security with a pleasant Tattooine-esque desert scene before panning across to a downed Star Destroyer and a whispery voice and HOLY SHIT THERE’S A VADER MASK THAT’S ALL BEATEN UP! There’s R2D2! A one-handed man, some lightsabers, passing on of divine responsibilities, Stormtroopers! Ok we’ve already pretty much ruined this trailer for you but if you hadn’t already guessed Disney seems to be taking the rather wise choice of going back to the formula that worked, hopefully with just the right amount of experimentation to freshen things up a bit.
And as if to underline this fact, the last scene features a couple of characters it’s fair to say you’ll recognise declaring “We’re home”. Amen to that.