The first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was finally released on Friday, Nov. 8, 2014, via iTunes' trailers page. Read on for further details.
"There's been an awakening. Have you felt it?" says an unseen narrator at the beginning of the trailer. The 88-second teaser trailer of pure geek goodness featured scenes of the upcoming film as well as a look on the series new leads, portrayed by John Boyega, who’s wearing a spiffy new Storm Trooper uniform in the teaser, and Daisy Ridley rushing off to somewhere on a landspeeder. Other scenes include Oscar Isaac, dressed in a Rebel garb and flying along with other X-Wings, a shot of a new droid that looks like the next-gen R2 unit in a lot of ways and the series' new baddie, an unknown Sith wielding a very unique lightsaber. At the end of a trailer, we get a shot of the Millenium Falcon, all in its epic glory, followed by a shot of the official logo of the pic, which noticeably isn’t using the Episode VII in the title, which feels like a throwback to the original trilogy.
Moreover, according to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the teaser trailer is reported to have surpassed 40 million YouTube views in less than 72 hours online.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is directed, written and produced by J. J. Abrams. He is joined by fellow "Star Wars" writer Lawrence Kasdan, the man who also co-wrote “The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" from a story by George Lucas. It is co-produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Bryan Burk, Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions, to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Set approximately 30 years after the events of the previous film, “Return of the Jedi,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” revolves around a trio of new young leads, along with the characters from the previous installments. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Chong, Lupita Nyong’o, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Miltos Yerolemou, Greg Grunberg and Warwick Davis while Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will reprise their roles from the classic trilogy as Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2 respectively.
“Star Wars Episode VII” is set on the course for a Dec. 18, 2015 release date.
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