The next instalment of the Star Wars franchise, which Disney paid top dollar to acquire in late 2012 when it bought Lucasfilm, is due out in the US next month and first trailer has finally appeared online after rumours that it would initially only be shown in US cinemas.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the series that has spawned countless games, books, animated series and merchandise and is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Filling the director’s chair this time around is JJ Abrams, which means we can expect more lens flare than a scratched mobile phone camera lens at sunset.
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are all set to reprise their original roles alongside newcomers like Daisy Ridley and Adam Drive. But enough jibber jabber from us, here’s the trailer:
Update: Or we’ve been taken in by a fake trailer. Thanks to Rulien for pointing that out to us.[youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwVRYEQG_I”]