It finally happened, Lucasarts and J.J. Abrams have released the very first trailer for the upcoming Star Wars sequel. For months, tidbits of news has been trickling out of the studio – casting info, tentative info on the plot, official posters; and of course, the name. But otherwise, everyone involved in the movie’s production has been pretty tight-lipped about it.
Word is, the studio even ordered a “drone shield” to protect their sets from anyone trying to obtain aerial footage of the production. Pretty neat huh? In any case, the trailer is pretty good at giving us drops that will only make us thirsty for more!
These include the familiar locale of Tatooine, actor John Boyega in the role of a Stormtrooper, a Sith with a newfangled lightsaber (above), actress Daisy Ridley riding a bulky speeder on Tatooine, actor Oscar Isaac flying a squad of X-wings across open water, Stormtroopers preparing for an assault, and the good ol’ Millennium Falcon dog fighting with TIE fighters above Tatooine’s surface.
All the while, we hear a baritone voice asking us if we can feel it, and by “it”, he means the Force! I tell you, this puts me in mind of the days when trailers for Star Wars Episode I were first coming out. I remember how us Wars geeks were all atwitter and couldn’t wait to see it. Perhaps it’s because I’m older now, or that the prequels have left me a bit jaded and cynical, but I do wish I could recapture that feeling.
Basically, I think that like many childhood fans, I’m hoping that these sequels will be what the prequels should have been – an exciting and awesome return to the Star Wars universe we all knew and loved. Before the dark times… before Jar-Jar and midechlorians!
For f*** sakes, MIDECHLORIANS!
Check out the trailer below:
4 thoughts on “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Trailer!”
Well, this certainly has my hopes up. I think it has potential (though I think the lightsaber’s design might pose some problems).
But its so cool!
True. I’ll give you that. And that shot of the Millenium Falcon did send a shiver up my spine. Maybe they’ll actually be able to recapture the magic of the original trilogy.
i have a confession to you. When Star Wars first came out, it was not cool for girls like me to be a devotee. So It was my secret indulgence. The queen bees and their wannabes would have decimated me at the student quadrangle easily.
As I grew older, my mother would ask me why I loved the series. I just shrugged. Then, I got my brothers hooked on it too. You don’t appreciate it until you understand what it takes to be a Jedi, to feel the Force, to root for your characters, to love special effects.
And so, I have high hopes like you and Rami. I hope these will be done well. I hope the story line will be good.