‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Recreated by U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Crew
It’s been over a year since the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens filled us with hope for the future of the franchise. And with the new installment hitting theaters in just under a month, we have what might be the best remake of the teaser yet, as a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier crew recreated that first teaser with some very inventive maneuvering.
The Washington Post picked up the trailer, created by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Delgado, whose skills are apparently not limited to serving our country — he’s also quite handy with video editing. The brief teaser features the crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower filling in for John Boyega’s Finn, Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, with a special appearance by a rolling mop bucket as BB-8.
It all builds to the big moment from the end of the original teaser, which gave us our first look at the return of the Millennium Falcon, replaced here by a pilot flying a Naval aircraft. It’s like Top Gun meets Star Wars, and the use of an actual aircraft in this particular homage kind of trumps all the others we’ve seen over the last year.
Here’s the original teaser, for comparison:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
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