Pass The Popcorn: The Force Awakens In Us All In The New 'Star Wars' Trailer
The hype and intrigue surrounding J.J. Abrams‘ take on the popular Star Wars franchise has driven interested fans insane for over a year. Now, as it seems that we’re rounding the bend, the powers-that-be (see: Disney) has let go its final look at what we can expect from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The clip, which showcases everyone except for Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker character (why is that, hmm?!), debuted on ABC during yesterday’s Monday Night Football game. Let’s be honest, it was more anticipated than anything that happened on the gridiron field. For those who haven’t been keeping up with the news about this project — Star Wars: Episode VII takes place 30 years after the events of Darth Vader and the Empire’s capturing of the galaxy.
The trailer attempts to introduce us to the new cast and characters in J.J. Abrams’ new trilogy. Daisy Ridley‘s Rey and John Boyega‘s Finn are prominently featured before upping the nostalgia factor with glimpses of Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). The coup d’grace of the clip that’s already been watch 9-million-plus times is the appearance of the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie). His intentions are vague but his obsession with former baddest man on the planet, Darth Vader, are made clear and present.
As the younger characters aren’t sure the stories about the Jedi are real, war is once again the major conflict as space battles, dogfights and espionage are on the table in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The expectation of huge success for this project is apparent as director J.J. Abrams prefaced the trailer with a note to fans, saying, “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, Jawa, Wookiee, Jedi or Sith. I just hope you like it!”
In our opinion, this might take out some big box office sellers (we’re looking at you Jurassic World) and set some records when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18. Tickets are available now—get them while you can!
Below, you’ll find the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Will you watch this film or will you pass? Speak on it below in the comments section.