Most fans may not even realize it, but J.J. Abrams is building them a puzzle.
Or rather, he’s giving audiences the pieces. If they want to see what’s going on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they have to assemble it on their own.
The first trailer, released last November, was an impressionistic mood-builder. The second trailer, which debuted at Star Wars Celebration in April, offered a more in-depth look at the war-ravaged galaxy — but it still raised more questions than it answered. Now, with the behind-the-scenes reel that premiered this weekend at Comic-Con, we finally have enough dots to start connecting each into recognizable story points.
Here’s a rundown of what I’ve found – although there’s certainly more to uncover. Be warned: We’re venturing into spoiler territory…
Theory #1: THE WOMAN WITH THE RING
Theory #2: FRIENDLY FIRE
Theory #3: IF THE JACKET FITS …
Theory #4: C-3PO’S RED ARM