November 28, 2014 – The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now been released:
The first actor we see is John Boyega in stormtrooper armor in the middle of a desert. We also catch a glimpse of Daisy Ridley riding a speeding hovercraft, which lends some credence to rumors earlier this summer that Boyega’s vehicle has crashed (on Tatooine?), and that Ridley is racing to rescue him before the Empire finds him.
With visuals and menacing references to “the Dark Side … and the Light….”, we have hints of a darker version of Star Wars under the direction of J.J. Abrams. For old-school Star Wars fans, they will be thrilled to see glimpses of the Millenium Falcon and X-Wing fighters back in action. Instead of the vintage orange jumpsuit, however, we see one pilot wearing a new version of the X-Wing pilot helmet and a red uniform.
The Force Awakens (Episode VII) also stars Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie and original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. The premiere will be 18 December 2015.