On Friday, November 28, 2014, I felt something I haven’t felt in ages. I felt a tremor in the Force and it turns out that it was the new trailer for Star Wars : Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
It doesn’t reveal a lot and we don’t see our favorite characters from the original trilogy but we are shown some new characters of this new trilogy. John Boyega (Attack the Block) is shown as a startled Stormtrooper, unaware of where he is. Whether he is a wearing this in disguise as Han and Luke did in A New Hope or an actual stormtrooper will be discovered soon.
Daisy Ridley, a relatively unknown actress, is on a new speeder and in Rebel gear.
Oscar Issac (Inside Llewyn Davis) is flying an X-Wing fighter on water with other fighters alongside of him. This won’t be the only big film for Issac who has secured the role of Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse.
And a great evil has returned as we see a Sith lord walking in the snow covered woods and pulled out a broadsword-style lightsaber. Who is he or she hunting?
But it wouldn’t be a Star Wars preview without seeing the Millennium Falcon in action. It looks a little different from when we saw it during Return of the Jedi but still looks incredible. We all know that Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is piloting the ship and going against the remaining pieces of the Empire.
As a fan, I was hoping to see the original characters in the first trailer but I understand that J.J. Abrams wants to save that for the next trailer. Despite what little we are shown in the two minute trailer, it’s enough to keep fans interested and possibly bring new fans over to the Star Wars universe.
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