Director J.J. Abrams wrapped up production on his highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently, and as noted by our editors on an episode of the Screen Rant Underground podcast, his team has done a fine job when it comes to keeping the secrets of the plot under wraps. Some stray images of vehicles leaked out over the past few months, but all we’ve had to go off of narrative-wise are rumors on what the story may entail.
It was only a couple of weeks ago when we learned what the official subtitle was, as Disney/Lucasfilm looks to get the first wave of marketing for the blockbuster ready. Part of that would consist of debuting a teaser trailer and showing off the first footage from the movie. We may be getting that look sooner rather than later, because a possible description of the preview has surfaced on the web.
Badass Digest is reporting that a source of theirs allegedly knows how the teaser will play out. Though they don’t know when we’ll see it (anywhere between four-to-five weeks is their guess), they do know that it will be extremely short (one minute long) and consist of quick glimpses at the main characters and not much else.
Here’s the Force Awakens description, as worded in the BA report:
It’s going to have The Force Theme played on woodwinds, softly, over flashing images of the main leads, each fading to black. There’s no dialogue, just reveals of the characters. And then the music swells up into a full orchestral piece – perhaps what John Williams recorded this weekend? – and we hear a female voice, likely Daisy Ridley’s, saying ‘Wake up.’
And then the title card appears – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and we see the Millennium Falcon, firing blasters, coming right at the camera.
This report plays in line with the general belief that there wouldn’t be a whole lot given away in the initial trailer for The Force Awakens. Abrams especially is known for teasers that play it pretty close to the chest (Remember the very first trailers for Star Trek and Super 8?) and is more about using those bits to establish the tone he’s going after with each film; that trend could well continue with Force Awakens.
At this point though, we’re willing to wager that Star Wars fans will eagerly take anything they can get, since official reveals have been few and far between. Getting a chance to see Luke, Han, Leia, and the rest should be more than enough to whet our appetites for the galaxy far, far away as we gear up for our return journey. There’s still more than a year left until the new Star Wars episode is released, so Disney has plenty of time to set up the overall arc of the sequel trilogy. We just need a brief look-in for now.
One of the most popular theories is that Disney will attach the Force Awakens teaser to its musical Into the Woods, which is coming out this Christmas. On a number of levels, that would make a lot of sense. Not only would the Mouse House’s big release this holiday season get a boost, teasers for many “event” films of this nature are usually released a year in advance to slowly build up anticipation (see: The Dark Knight). Corporate synergy would pay off in spades in this instance.
Whatever the case may be, it looks as if we’ll get our first glances at the new Star Wars film before the year’s out. After everything the rumor mill has churned out since the project was announced a couple of years ago, it’ll be nice to actually see something – and then, continue to speculate about what Disney, Lucasfilm, and Abrams have in store for us with The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be in theaters December 18, 2015.
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Source: Badass Digest