It’s here. It’s finally here. This is our last look at the upcoming Star Wars film before it’s release in December, and as far as we’re concerned, the next 2 months are going to be absolute torture. We simply can’t wait to see this new instalment of cinema’s most successful franchise.
This new trailer contains lots of new footage and raises lots of new questions, but thankfully it doesn’t give any of the answers, a trait that trailers are becoming more and more guilty of. All of the returning cast are there, with the exception of Luke – bringing with it a whole new wave of fan theories. We also get a proper look at the film’s probable villain, Kylo Ren as well as a look at our protagonists in Rey and Finn. Despite all this new footage, there are still loads of characters that we are yet to see. Andy Serkis is reportedly playing a motion-capture villain of some description (makes sense) and we are yet to see anything new of Lupita N’yongo, Domhnall Gleeson, Simon Pegg and of course Mark Hamill.
The excitement surrounding this latest trip to outer space is unprecedented as people around the world have already have been buying tickets in their millions meaning that cinemas are selling out everywhere. This is certain to be the biggest cinematic event of recent memory, and we’re well and truly on board with the hype.
Star Wars fans must be feeling really wookie, I mean lucky, right now, after StarWars.Com released information regarding TWO upcoming projects. In addition to ‘The Force Awakens’, due for release later this year, fans can now expect Star Wars instalments in 2016 and 2017.
Gareth Edwards will helm the first spinoff feature, scheduled for release on December 16th 2016. Starring ‘The Theory Of Everything’ leading lady, Felicity Jones, the project now has a name too; ‘Rogue One’. Star Wars officials labelled ‘Rogue One’ as “the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core” of the original saga.
You may still be bursting with excitement at the prospect of ‘The Force Awakens’, but compose yourself and get your diary out. Because the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII already has its own sequel in the pipeline. Scheduled to arrive in theatres May 26th 2017, Episode VIII will be written and directed by Rian Johnson, the man who brought us ‘Looper’.
A galaxy far, far, away just got a lot closer.
Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes
Reports circulating today seem to suggest that J.J Abrams is keen to bring forward the release date of ‘Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens’, scrapping the December release in favour of a summer drop. The logistics of this move are in question however, from a production point of view, to bring forward the film by six months is no mean feat. Add to this the blockbuster summer of cinema releases we already have lined up, including ‘Age Of Ultron’ and ‘Jurassic World’, big competition indeed. Nevertheless, the prospect of the force awakening a little early is very exciting news. Read more here.