It’s here, it’s finally here!
Well, the official trailer is.
The much anticipated seventh Episode, Star wars: The Force Awakens, has teased the fan base, stirring up the internet, and all without a Kardashian bum.
The trailer actually did not revel much of anything. However, I did note the absence Jar Jar Binks, and that is fantastic.
There is much speculation as to whether the last three stories in the series of nine will be respected by the directors and producers or if they will cheese them up with needless annoying characters, pointless afterthought edited in visuals, and weak acting.
We can take solace in the fact that J.J. Abrams, the man who rescued the Batman franchise from B moviedom, has taken the helm.
Really, with J.J. in charge, it can’t fail. It will no doubt be a bit darker, more intense, and visually gratifying.
The cast includes several members of the original three movies.
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamil will return to their respective roles. But also the actors who originally portrayed Chewbaca, C3PO and R2D2,( Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker ) are also rejoining the team. How can it fail?
Other new members of note are Andy Serkis, Warwick Davis, and Lupita Nyong’o.
Given the extended rest period since The Return Of The Jedi was filmed, The Force Awakens is set some 30 years into the future from the characters viewpoint.
The screenplay was written by J.J. Abrams with the assistance of Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back and The Return Of The Jedi.
This should only further allay any fears of Lucas-ish fromage.
There is no doubt in my mind that The Force Awakens will pick up where The Return Of The Jedi left off and prove to the generation whose view of Star Wars was sullied by being subjected to The Phantom Menace, or Attack Of The Clones, or Revenge Of The Sith, that those of us who loved the original three are not insane.
Here’s the trailer!