It’s finally here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for since the second teaser trailer aired way back in April of this year — during the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California — the third and final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has just dropped, and as expected, Disney/Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams did not disappoint. Watch it now:
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Okay, so first impressions are simply…WOW! This trailer was absolutely worth the long wait, and has now set the stage for an amazing film on December 18. Directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set roughly 30 years after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and the Battle for Endor that saw the defeat of the Empire and death of both Emperor Palpatine and his enforcer Darth Vader.
The Force Awakens will focus on an all new generation of heroes and villains, such as Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) for the Resistance, and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) for the First Order.
Of course, the elder crew from the Original Trilogy is returning for Episode VII: Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Leia, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker are all set to make an impact on the new trilogy…or — Sequel Trilogy — and help transition the story of Star Wars into an all new story for an all new generation.
Peter Mayhew is reprising his role as Chewbacca (with some assistance from a stuntman) and Anthony Daniels is once again Goldenrod himself — C-3PO. Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis will be helming motion-capture characters Maz Kanata and Supreme Leader Snoke, and screen legend Max von Sydow has a mysterious and as yet unnamed role.