Watch the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer here
Last week it was reported that the teaser would play in select movie theaters starting today and over the weekend. The trailer starts with a shot of a desert, probably Tattooine, before John Boyega pops into the scene looking distressed and wearing a Stormtrooper’s outfit. This is followed by various shots of droids rolling across Tattooine before Daisy Ridley appears, riding a speeder across the desert.
Overall, the trailer gets a sinister tone, with a voice describing the merits of the light and dark sides of the force. Elsewhere in the trailer we get to see X-Wings soaring over a lake, a brief scene of TIE Fighters. Stormtroopers and rebel fights are also scene throughout the trailer, however Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are all missing from the movie.
The two biggest highlights in the trailer include the appearance of a mysterious Sith towards the end of the trailer, bearing a new kind of lightsaber with a crossguard. Finally, the end of the trailer shows the Millennium Falcom flying over the sands of Tattooine pursued by TIE Fighters.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the upcoming sequel to the legendary sci-fi space opera produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot Productions.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh live-action film in the Star Wars series and is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.J. J. Abrams directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, andGwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films. The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after Return of the Jedi.
Check out the trailer here: