The long-awaited full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here!!!
Watch the new trailer here below.
This new trailer debuted on television tonight during ESPN’s Monday Night Football New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles game, before Disney and Lucasfilm released it shortly after online.
Three teasers for this new trailer were released yesterday, along with a new poster that highlighted the split between the light and dark sides. The poster, which is the first one sheet to feature characters from the film, showcases John Boyega’s Finn with a blue lightsaber; Daisy Ridley’s Rey with a staff; Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren with his red crossguard lightsaber; the new rolling ball droid BB-88, along with returning droids R2-D2 and C-3PO; Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbecca; stormtroopers; a new Death Star (!!!), and more. But, no Luke Skywalker, although we know that Mark Hamill is reprising his role as the Jedi Master.
The three teasers for this new trailer showed us Finn with rebel pilot Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron and other rebel forces; Rey looking up at the daylight sky to see TIE Fighters and other imperial ships, while BB-8 stands behind her bleeping; and then a more pensive tease honing in on the faces of the aforementioned characters that ends with Kylo igniting his lightsaber, as seen previously in the first teaser trailer released back in November 2014. (A second teaser trailer released in April 2015 revealed Han Solo and Chewbecca, along with a partial non-facial view of Princess Leia.)
The new trailer, though, gives us a lot more Han, who tells Rey that the Jedi were real. Still no Luke, although there’s still that cloaked person we see put their hand on R2-D2. We also get to see Leia’s face!!! Then, there’s more insight into Finn’s character, and then there’s Poe getting tortured by Kylo Ren, the Darth Vader devotee.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow, and returning alum Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker. Directed by J.J. Abrams, who co-wrote the script with Lawrence Kasdan, the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga opens in theaters on December 16 in France, in the U.K. on December 17, and in the U.S. on December 18, 2015.