When I heard the first official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens would go online today, I was extremely excited. The trailer went beyond my expectations. While I’d have loved to see some of the old gang show up, I think that keeping them out of this first trailer until a second or third one is actually pretty brilliant.
I had goosebumps and so many feels watching (and rewatching) this trailer. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was two year old and Star Wars has always had a significant place in my heart and life.
I was very happy to see three identified characters (not included the Dark side we see from behind that I want to believe can be Gwendoline Christie, until I’m proven wrong! And what a lightsaber!) the first two were a person of color and a female one, thanks to John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. That’s a really strong sign for me and I find it awesome. Isaac Reed piloting his X-Wing was cool and I loved all the scenery and the ships (OMG the Millenium Falcon!). I also think that the voice over should be Max Von Sydow. (edit: it got confirmed it is Andy Serkis, who was my second possible guess).
Getting more Star Wars movies is a treat and I didn’t believe I would get to experience the feels of a new trilogy a second time in my life (I still remember the excitement over the prequels, which I love!).
I can’t wait for more trailers to appear, and I hope that a new one will be released every three months until December 2015.