Well, after some false starts and somewhat convincing fakes, the trailer for J.J. Abrams astronomically anticipated “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” trailer is here. And it’s totally amazing.
The trailer is only 88 seconds long, but it’s packed full of “Star Wars”-y goodness: John Boyega as a storm-trooper, rebel X-wings delicately skimming some unknown body of water, new “chrome troopers,” a Sith lord whose red lightsaber emits little red flames on either side of the blade, a rolling droid, Daisy Ridley on some kind of floating skiff not unlike the speeders in “Return of the Jedi.” Oh, and an appearance from a little spaceship called the Millennium Falcon.
Quite frankly if this was the only footage of the film that we got to see before next Christmas (something of a systematic improbability given Disney’s marketing engine and our own curiosity), we’d be happy.
“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” opens on December 18th, 2015.