I know you are a huge Star Wars fan, and I sense that the Deep Thoughts are strong in you, so I am coming to you for advice.
As you are well aware, the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was unveiled on Friday. It’s been watched and analyzed so many times that it almost broke the internet.
Good or bad, Star Wars fan or not, everyone seems to have an opinion about those 88 seconds that J.J. Abrams put out there for all the galaxy to see.
What they didn’t see, however, was even a glimpse of the three characters who made this franchise what it is today. Where in the name of Jar Jar Binks were Luke, Leia, and Han?
Is it too much to ask to see the fan favorites, who really had to get themselves back into shape to be presentable up on the big screen? Do you have any idea how much work and sacrifice that took? Do you know how gross it’s been to walk around with a grubby beard for months? You know that Han broke his leg while filming, right?
So where’s the love for the original Big 3? Is this J.J.’s way of saying that we’re…I mean… that THEY are no longer relevant to the stories? How am I, an anonymous Star Wars fan from back in the day, supposed to feel about all this?
Can you give me a new hope before something awakens in me that makes me want to turn to the Dark Side?
Thanks for your help!
Just An Angry Fan Of The Originals
PS — Has anyone ever told you that Luke’s outfit from A New Hope looks a lot like a toga?
I am honored that you came to me for advice, and will treasure your handwritten letter as one of my greatest pieces of Star Wars memorabilia.
Not that you are anyone other than an anonymous fan, of course…
As for your concerns about the absence of Luke, Leia, and Han from the new Star Wars trailer, I don’t think you have anything to worry about.
In my humble, non-Jedi opinion, I advise you that the Force is strong in you. The Force will be with you always. Much wiser beings advised you of this a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, so I am touched that you need to hear it again from me for reassurance.
J.J. Adams and his Disney overlords are simply tantalizing the fan base. They are well aware that we want to see you… I mean those three characters… more than anything. So they are teasing us. Giving us a taste of who the new characters are, and only making us hungrier for a glimpse of the real stars of the flick.
If I were you, I’d be honored. Basically, J.J. is pulling the old Jedi Mind Trick on the entire galaxy. He’s made us believe, just for the moment, that those are the characters we are looking for. Simply so he can hold off on the big reveal a little longer, and build anticipation to a point that it would cause a Death Star to explode.
Thank you for coming to me with your problem. I am incredibly honored to be in the service of a great Jedi such as yourself.
For the record, I am well aware of the similarities between my wardrobe and Luke’s. There is a reason for everything this Modern Philosopher does…