So, we have an actual trailer for the Force Awakens. It looks like JJ Abrams has the feel of the original trilogy figured out.
I'm not even going to warn you that there are spoilers ahead. Well, I guess I just did. With my obligation thus fulfilled, let's get to it.
That's a Star Destroyer crashed in the desert, with a dead X-Wing in the foreground. Notice the rounded turbines: that's an old-school model, not one of the new ones. The battle must have taken place during the original trilogy.
I think that's Leia receiving the lightsaber. Notice the resemblance to Luke Skywalker's first lightsaber, which he lost in the Empire Strikes Back. The person handing it over appears to be an alien.
Who ends up with it? Finn. Apparently, the stormtrooper gig wasn't working out too well for him. I expected Daisy Ridley's character to be the one, since she's supposed to be Han and Leia's daughter.
Speaking of Luke, I think that's him. Who else has a mechanical right hand and hangs out with R2D2?
New stormtroopers. The Nazi parallels in this scene are hard to miss. The Empire is gone, and they appear to be serving something called the First Order (the good guys are apparently the Resistance).
Check out this dapper guy. It looks like they've switched to a more practical rifle than the old converted Sterlings.
The Millennium Falcon being chased by a couple of TIE fighters. They're actually flying into the fuselage of the dead Star Destroyer. In case there's any doubt about the pilots, the final shot clears it up.
Shut up. I've just got something in my eye. From chopping onions. Also, allergies.
Ah, screw it. "Chewie, we're home" is all I needed to hear.