'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Arrives with Its Tri-Blade Lightsaber

November 28, 2014


There's been an awakening, everyone: it's the new Star Wars trailer.

It's just a teaser, so there's not much to go on in terms of plot details here, but what we can see is that all those Ewoks were a bit premature in heralding peace with the Yub Nub song. The so-called "Star" "Wars" seem to rage on. A Rebel-attired Oscar Isaac is briefly seen piloting an X-wing. Attack the Block's John Boyega can be seen in the desert still wearing the iconic armor of the Empire's Stormtroopers. A war-tired Chewbacca's bandolier is now covered in flowers and peace signs. He considers himself a singer-songwriter now.

Despite the ballyhooed return of old favorites Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and screen actor Harrison Ford, surprisingly, they don't show up in the new preview--or at least their faces don't. But we do get a very Star Wars-y shot of Daisy Ridley on a speeder; a shaky, not-very Star Wars-y shot of Stormtroopers that looks like it's from a video game cut scene before a battle; and yes, because this a J.J. Abrams, he does have the lens flare you were looking for around the 47-second mark. Perhaps most notable, though, is the look at what would appear to be the film's new villain--someone in the Darth Maul-approved Sith ensemble of hooded black cloak and gimmicky lightsaber. It's more of a lightBraveheartsword this time, apparently:

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