By the time December 18 rolls around, it feels like we’ll have seen all of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, though it’s being revealed one shot at a time. Yet another TV spot has hit the airwaves, and this one features some fun moments, but also quick glimpses of a new character and another familiar face from the original trilogy.
This time out you get to see BB-8 do a little loop-the-loop in the Millennium Falcon, piloted by Rey, and a sweet, “Woo,” from John Boyega’s Finn. You also get more dialogue from Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, but it also reveals to as-yet-unseen characters. First is pilot Jessika Pava, part of the Blue Squadron. She’s new, but you may recognize the other pilot, at it’s none other than Sullustan pilot Nien Nunb, the former smuggler who co-piloted the Falcon during the Battle of Endor with Lando Calrissian in Return of the Jedi. We knew he was coming back, but this is our first look at him, and it appears he’s still flying for the good guys.
You probably guessed this, but I’m thoroughly enjoying all of this new footage and these reveals. Digging through it all and trying to figure out what is going on and what each fresh clip means has been one of the fun puzzles of the build up to The Force Awakens.
For those of you who just want to see the damn movie already, don’t worry, we’re already less than a month away. You can hold on a little longer, I believe in you. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens everywhere on December 18.