Eighty-eight seconds of JJ Abrams’s instalment in the Star Wars saga was released last night (Nov 28th) and took the internet by storm as fans rejoiced.After months of speculation around director J.J. Abrams’ film, Disney and Lucasfilm on Friday debuted an 88-second teaser trailer for the seventh entry into the blockbuster franchise online and in about 30 North American theaters.The energetic teaser, which has been watched nearly 3 million times on YouTube, blasts viewers with quick, disjointed images of classic and slightly altered “Star Wars” images, like TIE Fighters, X-Wings, droids and the Millennium Falcon.
The Force Awakens is the first of three new Star Wars films being produced by Walt Disney Co since it purchased the franchise from Lucasfilm in 2012. The six previously released Star Wars films have grossed more than $4.4 billion at the worldwide box office since 1977 and spawned a legion of devoted fans.
Star Wars has attracted generations of loyal fans ever since the first film arrived in 1977 recounting the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Darth Vader. Filming began in Britain in May on Episode VII – The Force Awakens.Original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will star in the new film, along with several newcomers including Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Earlier this November, Disney had revealed the name of the new episode of Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’. The movie is slated for a Dec 2015 release and is one of the most anticipated releases of 2015.