Exactly one year ago, we got our first look at the astronomically anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when the heart-tugging teaser trailer debuted online. This year, we’re given another treat: a 60 second TV spot that features tons of new footage and a decided emphasis on the Dark Side. And this spot will illicit those same oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-wait-to-see-it feelings that that first teaser did a year go.
This TV spot starts out exactly like the teaser a year ago did, with an off-screen voice proclaiming that, “There has been an awakening … have you felt it?” Only this time we get an answer, from the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver): “Yes.” The off-screen voice again: “Even you have never faced such a test … It is time.” Then, the brand new footage (and dialogue) is unleashed: Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), from within his X-Wing, says, “Give it everything you’ve got;” Finn (John Boyega) says, “You don’t know what I’ve seen, we all need to run!;” Harrison Ford (Han Solo) fires his blaster at a Stormtrooper (who does a nifty flip backwards after getting hit); Rey (Daisy Ridley) fires her blaster at Kylo Ren; and another, female off-screen voice says (while battle footage explodes on the screen), “You must face them, fight them.” It’s rousing, super-intense stuff and certainly double-underlines the fact that the stakes are going to be huge in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
So, yes, this will make you very excited.
With less than a month to go until Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches, we can’t wait to finally see these battles between good and evil, darkness and the light, unfold on the big screen … and then get back in line to watch it all over again.