Without a doubt, next year’s film schedule will feature some huge blockbusters with Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Despicable Me spin-off Minions, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part II, the untitled Bond 24, Ted 2, Furious 7, the Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World, yet none (not even Marvel’s finest) can match the hype that surrounds the newest Star Wars film. Despite being nearly a year away from release, audiences may be getting their first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Earlier today, it was reported by Badass Digest that the first look at JJ Abrams’ highly anticipated Star Wars sequel is coming very soon. Some even say as early as this weekend with the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part I, yet it’s more likely that the first trailer of the Star Wars will be released sometime in December. If I had to guess, I would say that it would be attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies or another fellow Disney film Into the Woods.
The first description of the trailer that is being rumored by Badass Digest, states that there isn’t any dialogue in the footage, mostly just revealing some of the characters with it ending with a title shot and the Millennium Falcon, firing blasters, coming right at the screen. Below is what Badass Digest describes in full:
It’s going to have The Force Theme played on woodwinds, softly, over flashing images of the main leads, each fading to black. There’s no dialogue, just reveals of the characters. And then the music swells up into a full orchestral piece – perhaps what John Williams recorded this weekend? – and we hear a female voice, likely Daisy Ridley’s, saying “Wake up.”
As a big fan of JJ Abrams (loved Star Trek, really like two thirds of Star Trek: Into Darkness, love his TV work as well), I’m cautiously excited at seeing his vision. As a vocal Star Wars fan, it’s clear that both the latest Star Trek films were inspired by Star Wars and Abrams knows it. Coming off those awful prequels, it won’t be hard for Episode VII to be better than any but, with Abrams aboard, fans should be excited about the prospects of someone who has a good idea on how these films should be done. In short, hopefully Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just a blatant cash-grab like those damn prequels. Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Andy Serkis. The film will be released December 18, 2015.