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WILD SPECULATION: Does the new Duracell advert reveal a big Star Wars: The Force Awakens plot point?

November 3rd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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POTENTIAL SPOILERS LIE WITHIN…  slow news day

Ok, so we’re sitting watching – and really enjoying – the ad for Duracell – The Battle For Christmas – featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It’s a great ad and throwback to our childhoods. But then something struck us.

The boy in the ad is clearly dressed as a Jedi by the end and he (pretend) rescues his little sister who is clearly dressed as Rey from The Force Awakens. So far, so fun.

But then Rey turns to the Stormtroopers who are holding her captive and Force pushes them away before her brother hands her a toy of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from Return of the Jedi.

Now, this is all so cool but could it be revealing something about the movie itself?

Firstly, JJ Abrams has said that Finn and Rey’s surnames have not been revealed to keep a big story point secret so we’re wondering could the little girl’s Force ability be alluding to Rey’s in the movie? and if so… could (as is rumoured) she be a Skywalker? The daugher of Han and Leia perhaps?

Also, the fact that it’s Luke’s saber she has in the ad could be significant since we know The Force Awakens is based in some part around the Lightsaber Luke lost in Empire Strikes Back (along with his hand). And yes, we know it’s not the same lightsaber, but still.

Are we reaching? Yes, probably… the ad could just be a brother and sister (significant in its own way) having a lot of fun playing at imaginary Star Wars which is awesome. But maybe, just maybe, it’s a little more significant.

Feel free to give us abuse or perhaps weigh in in all the usual ways, guys.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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