Now that we’ve had a few moments to digest the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and get ‘the feels’ out of the way, it’s time for a deeper look at what we see in our first glimpse of the Star Wars universe as brought to you by J.J. Abrams and team. If there’s one thing this trailer does, is it alleviates your fears. No, J.J. Abrams isn’t going to cram a million lens flares into every frame like he did with the Star Trek series. In fact, it is very much in keeping with the cinematography of the original trilogy.
In fact, this trailer appears designed to make you forget about the second trilogy (the prequels) entirely. I’d say it just about succeeds. It has the scope and adventure of the original trilogy, it evokes the dirty worn down tech we were used to, and it transports you to an otherworldly and exotic place. By the time we get to the new John Williams score, we’re ready to believe that this is going to be an awesome film.
The narrator appears to be Andy Serkis. While we know he’s been cast, we don’t know quite what character he’s playing in the film, but it might be one of the force wielding bad guys. We see the new look Storm Troopers, very close to the classic look, but just different enough to be amazing and menacing.
That’s it folks, the first Star Wars VII trailer. We don’t see much but what we do see is extremely…
The rumors are true! The first Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens trailer will debut this weekend, Nov. 28th…
Ahoy: we’re talking rumors here, so spoilers ahead and your mileage may vary. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Star Wars: VII got its official subtitle last week, say hi to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Unfortunately, this title does very little in revealing or confirming any major story details. Regardless, there are one or two rumors that have begun to float to the top as the most likely.
It is said that The Force Awakens will take place approximately 30 years after Return of the Jedi. The battle since then has not been an easy one. The empire did not simply fall with the Emperor but instead drew out their fall into a long and bloody conflict.
To start off, it is pretty likely that the film will take place on Tatooine for a bit. From the Star Wars charity segments, we see J.J. Abrams against a desert city backdrop that looks a lot like Tatooine.
The plot is rumored to focus on a young junk scavenger rumored to be named Kira (Daisy Ridley) and a currently nameless Storm Trooper (John Boyega), will call him Troop for now. It seems Kira will rescue Troop after he crash lands near her home, which is possibly an abandoned AT-AT, awesome I know.
Kira somehow comes into possession of strange object, a lightsaber. Exactly how is still unclear, some sources say an alien brings it to her and other’s say she comes across it in a severed hand. After bringing it to an old cyborg (Max Von Sydow), who is old enough to have been present during the clone wars. He recognizes it as a Jedi’s signature weapon and sends them both to some old friends who might be able to help. Rumors are divisive at best as to the cyborg’s allegiances. It is unclear so far what side he fought on and what his intentions are now. Regardless, his actions will most likely somehow point Kira and Trooper towards Han Solo.
Enter Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) who might be a little worse for wear. Rumors about these two state that they no longer own the Millenium Falcon which Oscar Isaac now has. No worries though, we know from leaked set photos that the Millenium Falcon will make an appearance. Han either recognizes it as Luke’s old lightsaber or knows that Luke is the only one that can shed some light. Regardless, this encourages the group to seek out Luke.