"There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?"
With those words, the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser launched what has become a year-long buildup of excitement and fan frenzy. Now, less than a month from the film's premiere, we hear that voice (belonging to, we've since learned, Andy Serkis's Supreme Leader Snoke) and those words again, but sprinkled over some brand-new footage in what we have to assume is one of the last video previews we'll get of this thing before it hits theaters.
So, what's new here? We hear a bit more of the dialogue around those lines, as Adam Driver's Kylo Ren answers, "Yes" to Snoke's question. Ominously, Snoke replies, "Even you have never faced such a test. It is time." Meanwhile, we see a couple seconds here and there of additional stuff around Kylo's Force-something-or-othering of Poe Dameron and the bad guys doing their bad guy thing. Then we hear Poe Dameron saying, "All teams, give it everything you've got!" (with what looks like the dark of the void in the background -- is there a space-based battle we haven't seen yet?) and some new dogfight footage, including a pretty impressive cockpit view of an X-Wing getting exploded.
Finn tells us we need to run, but then we hear someone -- perhaps Maz Kanata -- saying, "You must face them. Fight them." And ZOMG HAN SOLO IS SHOOTING STORMTROOPERS AND I'M 10 YEARS OLD AGAIN. Ahem. Sorry.
Anyway, check it out below, and enjoy an appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast.