Tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens went on sale last night, and already reports are stating that the pre-sale figures are breaking records, and rightly so.
A brand new poster, which teases what looks like a brand new Death Star and a good number of characters (still minus the mysterious return of Luke Syywalker), was released over the weekend, with promises of a new and final trailer arriving this week. That trailer arrived yesterday, and the Internet has gone wild, and Star Wars fans (including myself) have watched the trailer numerous times, and continue to get goosebumps while doing so.
The new and final trailer is just jaw-dropping, it is so good it is impossible to describe the feeling of overwhelming excitement you get from it. It is the perfect trailer, with an emotional soundtrack that could bring a grown man to tears. However, in true JJ Abrams style, the trailer poses more questions, while answering pretty much nothing.
The two and a half minutes promise good vs evil on an epic scale, but the ins and outs are still unknown, and thankfully the brilliantly constructed trailer simply teases what’s to come. We should be going into this new Star Wars film with little to no knowledge of what exactly the story is, and so will make the film all the better for it.
So thank you Abrams, and thank you Disney and LucasFilm for delivering a perfect trailer and not giving anything away. And with this confirmed as the final trailer (to be fair, the film would destroy records without any advertising), it is so exciting to be looking forward to a film that is still in essence a mystery. Hell, there is not even a proper synopsis released yet.
You’ve probably seen it, multiple times, but the new Star War: The Force Awakens trailer, plus the new poster, can be seen below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in UK cinemas December 17th, 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 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.