‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer: The Force Has Awakened!


The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer may be premiering in 30 select theaters across North America this morning, but if you're one of the unlucky many who don't live in or near one of those cities, fear not. The 'Star Wars' trailer is now online for you to watch from the comfort of your home! It may only be 88 seconds long, but you're going to spend the rest of your day watching this over and over again.

(And, after you're done watching, join us here where we're breaking down the 'Star Wars' trailer down with HD screencaps so see what we can find out about 'The Force Awakens'!)

Director J.J. Abrams posted a note earlier this week on the trailer saying, "Hope you enjoy and have a most excellent Thanksgiving!" With this new 'Star Wars' trailer, it will be a little more excellent for a lot of 'Star Wars' fans.

The trailer opens with a shot of the desert (Tatooine?) and our first look at John Boyega, who appears to be a Stormtrooper. Or, at least was. The opening dialogue is, "There has been an awakening, have you felt it?" It's unclear who exactly is speaking there, but it sorta sounds like...Benedict Cumberbatch?

In addition to the classic theme, we also got some new music, confirmed to have been written by John Williams just for the trailer:

There's a lot of quick shots after that, but the final shot is a very cool rotating shot of the Millennium Falcon taking down some TIE fighters. What's interesting is that with all the classic characters returning - Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3P0, R2, etc. - this trailer is filled entirely with new characters. And, while it's disappointing to not get just one shot of Han and Chewie in the Falcon, it's still pretty cool that they're introducing a completely new 'Star Wars' world.

After you watch above, let us know what you think of the new 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer below!

The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - are all back for 'Episode 7', and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise John BoyegaDaisy RidleyOscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Andy SerkisMax von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson.

If that's not enough hot 'Star Wars' trailer action for you, here's a look back at all the other first trailers for the previous six 'Star Wars' movies from 'A New Hope' to 'Revenge of the Sith'.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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