For anyone who hasn’t been furiously refreshing iTunes for the last twelve hours, I commend your bustling social life! As a reward, here is an early thanksgiving treat: the very first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens in delicious high def. We’ve only gotten snapshots and potential artwork up until this point, so this will be our first taste of some real action. Here’s the trailer, courtesy of Youtube.
Although we don’t get any shots of Ford, Hamill or Fisher (it was a long shot to be honest), there were a few looks at other actors we’ve heard were attached to the project, including John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Boyega’s sporting most of what appears to be a storm trooper suit as rumours have suggested, although if you think back to A New Hope that could mean almost anything. We also got a look at a potential sith lord, whomever that might be, brandishing a pretty whacky looking broadsword-style lightsaber – a festive red, of course.
It would be really tempting to break down this trailer scene by scene, and I’m sure there will be dozens of analyses of each potential character by tomorrow morning. But for now, let’s just enjoy this teaser. No matter how these films turn out, good, terrible or otherwise, we can always remember back to today and how buzzed we were about seeing the Millennium Falcon as that old John Williams fanfare starts up. Oh, did I not mention the shot of the Millennium Falcon? It made me pee a little bit…I’m not proud of it. So check it out!
Scheduled release is December 18th 2015. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Warwick Davis, Domhnall Glesson, Lupita Nyong’o, Peter Mayhew and Adam Driver. Script by Lawrence Kasdan (Indiana Jones, Star Wars Episode V + VI) and Abrams.