Coming Distractions: Poe Dameron and dogfights make two new Force Awakens ads worth watching

Disney is attempting to seduce spoiler-phobic fans to the dark side with a barrage of new Force Awakens TV spots. The A.V. Club understands that you may be suffering from Star Wars fatigue, but the two latest international spots, featuring significant amounts of new footage, are certainly deserving of some attention. And judging by the clips, market research has shown that Chinese audiences want more of The First Order, while Spanish-speaking fans just want more Oscar Isaac.

The latest Chinese TV spot (above) focuses on the dark side of the Force. There was some minor blowback last week about John Boyega’s presence being minimized on the Chinese Force Awakens poster. But this may not have been fear of a black planetary system, but rather simple marketing: Robots and masked characters like Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma presumably draw better in the land where a team of urban combat …

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