The first official trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens features some familiar sights, a Game of Thrones-esque forest, and a lightsaber longsword.
The first official teaser trailer for J.J. Abram's upcoming continuation of the Star Wars franchise: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has just gone live. It features some familiar sights, some new ones, and a badass Sith dude with a freaking lightsaber longsword, marching through a snowy forest that would fit right at home north of the wall in Game of Thrones. Check it out to the right.
The trailer starts off with what appears to be a black dude in a Stormtrooper uniform, looking all worried and sweaty in the deserts of Tatooine, before going on to show us Stormtroopers marching on an unknown location, a woman speeding through Tatooine on some kind of craft, some crazy, spinning R2D2-like robot, a couple of Rebel soldiers in X-wings, the aforementioned "badass sith dude," and of course, the Millennium Falcon squaring off against a couple of tie fighters.
Considering there is voice-over telling us "There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" and the film's subtitle (The Force Awakens), could the Stormtrooper at the start be a "dormant Jedi" being awakened by a sudden return of The Force?
Other than that, there's not much else we can discern from the trailer except that it looks pretty cool, and has neat special effects. I'm cautiously optimistic on this one.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will launch in December, 2015.