It’s here!!! As promised, Disney have release the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, lovingly directed by JJ Abrams.
Running at one minute thirty seconds, the teaser does exactly what a teaser is meant to do, tease fans in preparation for the full length trailer, and tease it does. With a menacing voice over, some wonderful imagery and quite a few practical effects it all looks highly impressive. The shot of a certain infamous ship near the end is a real hands in the air geek out moment, and on the strength of this teaser, it certainly appears that Abrams has done his job well, and why wouldn’t he have?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is guaranteed to put to rest the hideous memories of Episode’s I, II and III, and bring the beloved Star Wars series back to the superior quality of the original three films. Abrams, on the evidence of this mere tease, we salute you and clearly the Force is strong in you!
This trailer looks like an epic mix of fanboy nostalgia with todays current climate of tense film-making. It looks like Abrams has worked his magic yet again.
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.