‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Featurette Offers More New Footage
While we won’t be seeing another full trailer for The Force Awakens before it hits theaters next month, that hasn’t stopped Disney and Lucasfilm from delivering more new footage from the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise. Over the past week we’ve seen a Japanese trailer, a TV spot, a special preview on ABC, several new photos and lots and lots of character details. Today brings another look at The Force Awakens featuring even more new footage, in case you were feeling particularly greedy.
It looks like Disney and Lucasfilm are in full promotion mode for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and you can expect to see even more TV spots in the weeks to come. Since director J.J. Abrams confirmed that the trailer released in October would be the last, we had assumed that future spots wouldn’t offer much in the way of new footage — if at all.
We were wrong. Similar to the U.K. version from a couple of days ago, Disney’s “On the Set” featurette above does feature new footage, but it’s still in line with the studio’s careful approach to teasing The Force Awakens. There isn’t much in the way of chronology or narrative, just little glimpses of action and character moments that make only the most basic sense out of context. As for new stuff, there’s a shot of Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux ordering a strike, various action beats involving the First Order and Finn, and a cute moment between Daisy Ridley’s Rey and BB-8.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on December 18.
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