Finally, after weeks of waiting and plenty of speculation, the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer has been released online.
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The Star Wars Twitter account had already hinted that the trailer would be revealed today (28 November) and now, the first clip from the new film has been unveiled online.
The minute and a half long clip features a handful of the movie’s character, following a rather ominous voiceover introduction, which begins: “There has been an awakening... Have you felt it?”
John Boyega, one of the film’s hotly-tipped cast members, stars in the clip, dressed as a stormtrooper and looking panicked.
The 88-second clip also contains new images of the Millennium Falcon in a battle with TIE Fighters, and a army of stormtroopers ready for battle.
Another scene features a mysterious hooded and cloaked figure, carrying a new type of lightsaber which has side blades.
Cast members including 'Girls' star Adam Driver and Lupita N'yongo do not feature in the trailer.
However, the appearance of a new droid has delighted many fans.
While the voice which presides over the clip is currently unidentified, there's already been plenty of speculation over whether it could be a certain Mr Benedict Cumberbatch.
That voice in THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer sounds like Andy Serkis. I can see why people think its Benedict Cumberbatch though.— Husain Sumra (@hsumra) November 28, 2014
The voice over in the Star Trek trailer certainly sounds like Benedict Cumberbatch...— Lola Willis (@LolaEWillis) November 28, 2014
Guys, Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't have to be in EVERYTHING. It's Max Von Sydow.— olilyttelton (@olilyttelton) November 28, 2014
As expected, the trailer has sent Twitter into overdrive, with many excited fans sharing their thoughts on the clip.
My childhood lives on once again. I hope Star Wars never dies.— lame (@Northl4ndy) November 28, 2014
New Star Wars trailer looks AWESOME! :D That lightsaber design! Wow!— George | Tekon (@TekonMC) November 28, 2014
The Star Wars trailer just blew my mind. WOW.— Alex Maxwell (@TheAlexMaxwell) November 28, 2014
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is due for release in December 2015, and director JJ Abrams has remained keen to keep the plot a secret and the film's full title was revealed just weeks ago.
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