Well it kinda makes sense that there are new walkers? just like our own Military history, our weapons are all build on old designs, just improved. So it makes sense the new Gorilla Walkers aka. AT-M6 walkers exists.
From what i can see Crait isn’t really a snow planet, it’s a mining planet and old Resistance Base. If the White stuff is snow, then it’s still pretty far from Hoth or even Ilum. It looks drastically different then the other two planets, it looks more barren.
Well i think this is a bit on the nose to be honest, you could as well say Blasters? ✓ Lightsabers? ✓ or Spaceships ? ✓. The fact it’s not another creature you can mount and cut up to save the heroes life, should be enough of a difference. It’s a new fox like creature, i think that’s special enough not to hammer it with oh lame more Tauntaun or it’s another Wampa. Adding another never before seen creature should only expand the universe and not make it smaller, like if it actually was a Tauntaun.
It’s Star Wars, it always been about destiny. It’s the hero journey and it always been that, that is what separates the Saga films from the Star Wars Stories.
I doubt it’s the case, Disney would shoot them self pretty much in the foot by doing this. Since day one they said that it would be a darker film, but not a rehash of Empire. Also i think a Director like Rian Johnson is the wrong director for that kind of job, you could say that TFA need to play on familiar strokes, because it had to restore the faith in the franchise after the pre-quels. Not saying it couldn’t go this way, but i doubt it.
That said of course it’s going tread on familiar ground, it’s Star Wars. George Lucas always said that it rhymes and it’s designed to, i think the day the saga fims stop doing that is the day Star Wars isn’t true to it’s concept and itself.
You see the echo of where it all is gonna go
It’s like poetry, sort of. They rhyme.
This comes from the creator himself