A New Star Wars Teaser has Dropped
They’re really whipping us into a frenzy over at Lucas Film, with pulses all over the galaxy racing rapidly thanks to the release of an eerie new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The fresh Lucas Film clip opens with the armies of the First Order amassing, before new villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the heroic Finn (John Boyega), who prepare for battle by drawing their light sabers.
In the background of the clips, an ominous voice is heard saying; “There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?” before finally revealing that Finn is Kylo Ren’s opponent in a snowy light saber battle that was first previewed in director JJ Abrams’s original teaser.
While Kylo Ren is the film’s main villain, he is not actually a member of the Sith Lord faction from earlier Star Wars movies. Instead, the masked “Knight of Ren” serves under a menacing figure known as Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), who director Abrams has described as “a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force”.
Ren and Snoke are also members – with Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux – of the First Order, an army comprised of the remnants of the old Galactic Empire.
But never fear, on the opposing side of the galactic conflict, ex-Stormtropper Finn (John Boyega) and scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) have aligned themselves with dashing X-wing pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to form a Resistance movement, alongside franchise faves Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
But don’t worry, you can calm your heavy heart with the knowledge that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally make its long-awaited cinema debut on December 18.