(PCM) Thanks to Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures, the cinematic second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is making major waves after debuting to the world yesterday, exponentially increasing the hype for the December 15 release.
John Williams’ iconic score leads us into the second teaser, clocking in at a solid two minutes long, before hitting us with a ton of new footage from the seventh installment in the $4 billion Star Wars franchise.
The teaser opens not on the barren planet of Tatooine but of Jakku, a planet with a similar desert climate, and confirms that John Boyega, who plays Finn, is indeed a stormtrooper. We also get a sneak peek at a new non-computer-animated droid, the BB8, and Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Millenium Falcon. Check out the new teaser below!
Writer-director J.J. Abrams told attendants at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California that he wanted to create the movie without relying completely on CGI, so if you were to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens without the added computer generated imagery, everything would still flow and make sense.
Abrams also told Good Morning America this morning that what he would like for people to take away from The Force Awakens is that in an ordinary life, extraordinary things can happen.
Star Wars: Episode VII is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. Lawrence Kasdan, the script-writer behind Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, returns to the series to script The Force Awakens. Academy Award-winning composer John Williams is also reprising his role as composer for the
Taking place 30 years after Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Harrison Ford, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, and Miltos Yerolemou.