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When the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens played this morning, it provided me with a truly geeky, communal movie experience in a way only Star Wars can. I was lucky enough to be at the Alamo Drafthouse, who was putting on a special event where founder Tim League had assembled a panel of movie nerds, including Movies.com's own John Gholson, to watch the trailer over and over and then talk about it between rewatches. At first it seemed like we couldn't possibly spend an entire hour talking about 88 seconds. Ninety minutes later and we were still going strong. And since I was able to stare at freeze frames of this thing in 4K on a huge screen and then debate the meaning and implications of details with nearly 200 friends and strangers, here are...
- Peter Hall
Delivered straight to us from a galaxy far, far away, here it is folks -- the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first big-screen Star Wars sequel in 30 years. Watch it below. We've waited three decades for the return of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and friends, and while we still have an entire year to go till the film officially arrives in theaters (on December 18, 2015, that is), director J.J. Abrams has served up a spectacular 88-second teaser that not only promises a return to the Star Wars movies we fell in love with long ago (that shot of the Millennium Falcon gave us chills!), but also a fresh, inspired take featuring a host of characters that will help fuel the franchise for years to come. Ya know, like these guys... Sound...
- Erik Davis
Disney may be trying a Jedi mind trick on the online masses, but they certainly didn’t seem happy about it. After several botched attempts at releasing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer on other platforms, the clip is finally available to view on YouTube. Initially, Disney partnered with Regal Cinemas to release the much-anticipated teaser for The Force Awakens. However, the catch was that Regal would only debut the teaser trailer from November 28-30 in nine different U.S. locations. Only a few hours after Regal’s exclusive “world premiere” announcement, the theater chain updated its list to include 21 more locations where the Star Wars trailer would debut across the United States, for a total of 30 in all. Fans who weren’t able to make it to one of the theaters were presumably going to be left in the dark on the new Star Wars teaser until it was released online. »
- Bree Brouwer
This morning, Disney and Lucasfilm released the first trailer for Jj Abrams‘s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can watch that awesome trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. (Or if, like me, you want to watch it over and over again.) And for those of you who really want to take in all of the […]
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- Peter Sciretta
We’ve been so absorbed in Star Wars all day that we’re struggling to pull ourselves away to concentrate on other movie stuff that is happing on this bright Black Friday. Finally we’ve pulled away from it to bring you some news on that other big 2015 release, Jurassic World.
Firstly, director Colin Trevorrow has been speaking to Empire magazine and breaking down that fabulous trailer that we saw online earlier this week. The trailer managed to raise a few questions with a lot of movie fans, and it appears that Trevorrow has started to answer them – starting with the big one; ‘we we be seeing a T-Rex in the movie?’
“You bet your ass you will.” Is his response. What??!!
He also touched on the new, genetically altered dinosaur in the film, where he had the following to say:
“This new creation is what gave me a reason »
- Paul Heath
Earlier today Lucasfilm unleashed the long awaited trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you haven't seen it yet... why?! Especially since you can watch it right here. Of course, a few Star Wars fans are complaining about the first trailer, but you won't hear any complaints from me! I freakin' loved it. It hit me in all the right spots. The trailer is short, and it's got a lot of quick shots, so I thought I'd take a bunch of screenshots breaking it down for you, so you can spend a little more time looking at what the trailer has to offer. There's not much hidden in these trailers, the visuals are pretty self explanatory. The look of the film is amazing; The stormtroopers look badass; the villain with the lightsaber seems awesomely menacing; and the Millennium Falcon at the end engaging with the Tie Fighters is the icing on the cake. »
- Joey Paur
Tyler James Williams has one warning: "Do not mess with my family." Williams, who plays Noah on The Walking Dead, is a massive Game of Thrones fan and a self-identifying Lannister. He's also a major Star Wars fan who had a brief (and expensive) flirtation with collecting memorabilia from the iconic franchise. But what priceless opportunity easily outdid anything Williams could have ever found on eBay? The chance to read for The Forces Awakens. Below, Williams spills on his once-in-a-lifetime Episode VII audition, justifies his Lannister love, admits to his TV crush, and name-checks the out-of-this-world action flick that inspired him to become an actor. »
- Lanford Beard
And now, there is actual footage from the next Star Wars movie out there, and it’s been a long time since 1998’s The Phantom Menace teaser introduced us to the world of that trilogy. This also being the holiday weekend, it’s a bit difficult not to let nostalgia take me while this Star Wars trailer plays, but at a scant 88 seconds, it was made to be re-watched until I could mute that feeling and focus on what was actually happening.
Now that I’ve seen the Millennium Falcon do an in-atmosphere loop a few dozen times, I can check out the trailer for all the reveals and mysteries it contains.
We start with John Boyega in a practical location, which is fantastic for a number of reasons, but for me most resonated as completely opposite of the Gungans In The Mist beginning for The Phantom Menace trailer. Presumably, »
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- David Chen
By now you’ve probably watched the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer, like a dozen or more times (or more), so why not mix it up a little now and take a look at a promo for another big 2015 release, Shaun The Sheep The Movie from Aardman Animation (the folks behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run).
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he baa-rgained for! Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to travel to the Big City to rescue him. Will Shaun find the Farmer in the strange and unfamiliar world of the City before he’s lost forever?
This one is heading to cinemas from 6th February (UK). Watch the brilliant new trailer below – and, »
- Paul Heath
It’s here!! Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX.
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- Rudie Obias
The Force is with us once more, just like Star Wars promised.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is finally here, and it goes back to good vs. evil basics asking, "There has been an awakening-have you felt it? The dark side, and the light."
The trailer gives a first glimpse at the new stars. A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and directed by J.J Abrams, original series stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are back in their roles and are joined by a new cast including Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson and Lupita Nyong'o.
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Though it's only 88 seconds, we do see Hans Solo's Falcon soar and the light saber buzz and -- let's be honest, just hearing the theme song is enough to get excited.
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Now that we've seen the extended trailer, we know that Avengers: Age of Ultron will be bigger than its predecessor and, seemingly, much more cinematic. We've also got a good sense of what James Spader's Ultron will look and act like (which was sort of a mystery to people like me who haven't read many Marvel comics). Andy Serkis, who we all know at this point as the reigning celebrity of motion capture (as well as narrator of the new Star Wars trailer), worked a lot on the character as well and helped shape his movements. He recently discussed that process, along with what it takes to make Mark Ruffalo look like the Hulk. Hit the jump to check out Serkis' comments on the mo-cap in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film opens in 3D on May 1, 2015 and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, »
- Evan Dickson
It's been a little over two years since George Lucas sold the Star Wars universe to Disney. Those two years have been full of tantalizing rumor and ambitious corporate theatrics. We know that Star Wars: Episode VII will take place many years after Return of the Jedi. We know that the original cast will return alongside an all-star squad of up-and-comers. Director J.J. Abrams has subtly pitched VII as a kind of artisanal Star Wars film: Shot on 35 mm film, with an emphasis on practical effects, a soundtrack by John Williams, and a life-sized Millennium Falcon. We know that »
- Darren Franich
This week, we’re talking all about comics! With the recent influx of new Superhero books on shelves, it’s a great time for change in the comics landscape and the perfect time for new readers to jump on. We’re talking about everything from the new Superior Iron Man, All-New Captain America and Lady Thor titles to new event titles including DC’s Batman: Endgame and Marvel’s Axis. We also talk about the new and many titles interweaving (pun intended) Marvel’s Spiderverse. After that, we sift through some news and rumors about the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Atari: Game Over and Jurassic World. Give a listen, review us on iTunes and enjoy!
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- Tony Nunes
So, here it is. After the long wait, and various fan-made trailers claiming to be the official trailer, the official Star Wars YouTube channel has now released the first official trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, to coincide with the first showings in select cinemas in the Us. It's only an 88-second teaser, but gives us a terrific sense that...Star Wars is back.
As the gravelly voice-over announces, "There's been an awakening; have you felt it? ...The dark side; and the light..."
As the pace of the trailer quickens, this represents a sense of the fans' awakened excitement at the prospect of new Star Wars films after all this time. Familiar sights like X-Wing fighters, John Williams' classic theme, and the Millennium Falcon (as the camera seems to be having just as much fun as the fans, swooping around like crazy).
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“The Force is strong with this one.” “Impressive, most impressive.” “I never doubted you for a second! Wonderful!” Get your Star Wars-style platitudes at the ready – The Force Awakens trailer has finally been unveiled.
After teasing tweets and a painful number of fan-made fakes, we have finally got our first official glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh movie in the cinema-defining franchise that looks set to kick-start a whole new Sequel Trilogy.
Two years ago, when news broke about Disney purchasing Lucasfilm and moving a new Star Wars into pre-production no one was sure what to think. Now, having seen eighty-eight glorious seconds of the finished product, it’s clear we’re in for a real treat come 18th December 2015.
There’s a lot more hidden in the trailer than you may first realise, with plot hints and other big reveals hidden amongst the jaw-dropping spectacle. »
- Alex Leadbeater
The first teaser from the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie has landed.
The 89-second clip opens on an expansive sand dune, as a seemingly scared and unmasked stormtrooper pops into frame (actor John Boyega).
"There's been an awakening," says an ominous voice as the trailer begins. "Have you felt it? The dark side, and the light."
The teaser, which will screen in select theaters on Friday, also gave a glimpse of Daisy Ridley.
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You’ve no doubt watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer a couple of times now. The teaser is a fantastic introduction to the J.J. Abrams-led new era of the saga, and as with all good teasers, this one has left us with a lot of very exciting questions. The film’s release is still over a year away so it will likely be a while before much of the story is illuminated (and thankfully so—the less we know going in, the better), but there are still some reasonable assumptions that can be made from the very brief footage gleaned in this debut trailer. After the jump, we break down some of the major points of the Force Awakens trailer and try to addresses burning questions like why is John Boyega in a storm trooper outfit? What’s Oscar Isaac doing in a fighter ship? Isn »
- Adam Chitwood
You've seen it. You have thoughts. So do we. Below are 7 things we just learned from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which blew up Black Friday with voom-voom pew-pew-pew glory. 1. There is a triple-bladed lightsaber. Remember when our minds were blown by Darth Maul having a two-sided lightsaber in The Phantom Menace trailer? Not to be outdone, here comes J.J. Abrams with a triple-sided version. Note the light itself is more sparky and flame-like than the usual solid-looking shafts. Also, functionality-wise, the prongs presumably act as added protection. Finally somebody must have said, "Hey, maybe we should »
- James Hibberd
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