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article imageFirst trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is finally here

By Sarah Gopaul     Nov 28, 2014 in Entertainment
The first teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ shows glimpses of the upcoming battle between light and dark. The film will be released Dec. 18, 2015, and actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill return to the classic saga.
For months fans received small tastes of things to come via J.J. Abrams’ video messages encouraging them to participate in Force for Change for UNICEF. But the moment so many have been waiting for has finally arrived. An 88-second glimpse of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally been released. And while it doesn’t reveal a lot, it does look awesome.
The teaser trailer for Episode VII is being shown in 30 theatres across North America beginning today and will expand to world markets after the weekend. Even though it’s now also available online, there is some argument to be made for the big screen — namely the scene of the Millennium Falcon jumping into hyperspace.
Sith with red T-shaped lightsaber in  Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sith with red T-shaped lightsaber in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
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So what do we see? John Boyega pops up in the middle of the desert in a stormtrooper uniform looking confused. Daisy Ridley looks a lot like Leia on a type of hover bike. A pilot that looks like Oscar Isaac is flying an X-wing. A Sith in black robes wields a red T-shaped lightsaber. And then of course there’s the Millennium Falcon, X-wings and TIE fighters along with a cute miniature version of R2D2 and flashes of an invasion.
Millennium Falcon vs TIE fighters in  Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Millennium Falcon vs TIE fighters in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
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The video lives up to its title of teaser, only hinting at what fans can expect and creating more questions than answers. Perhaps Boyega, Ridley and Isaac will be the new Luke, Leia and Han. Of course the original trio of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are still returning with the addition of some other new faces, including Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver and Andy Serkis.
Daisy Ridley in  Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Daisy Ridley in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
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Shooting just wrapped at the beginning of November, so there’s still a lot of work to be done before the finish line particularly in the special effects department. But if this is what they have so far, it can only get better from here.
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