It doesn’t take much for Star Wars fans to go into a frenzy of madness over a few seconds of new footage, but that happened today when a Korean TV spot arrived, with literally seconds of my footage.
I joined the Star Wars fans by watching the awesome TV spot numerous times, trying to take in all the new stuff on show, but thankfully LucasFilm have tonight released a still from that TV spot, and its the awesome money shot of The First Order, and we can now take in all that’s on display.
There are new designs for the Imperial TIE Fighters to the bottom right of the image, while near the top left there appear to be some form of transport vehicles. Some of the Storm Troopers also appear to be wearing some form of red armour, so I wonder what this means?
Most importantly though, we see the return of the awesome Imperial Walkers, otherwise known as AT-AT’s (far right hand side). The huge machines featured in the jaw dropping opening of The Empire Strikes Back (my favourite Star Wars film) and now they are back, but slightly re-designed. They do not appear to have any necks, one of the major weaknesses of the military machines, so these will no doubt be even more dangerous.
It’s a gorgeous shot of The First Order, it well and truly is, and the more and more I see of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the more I totally have faith in director JJ Abrams making up for the horrendous prequels.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga.