Disney Channel to Air Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sneak Peek Friday Night


Disney keeps forging ahead with marketing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We are just outside a month away from the worldwide theatrical premiere of the film, and it seems that the trailers, television spots, and sneak peeks are beginning to pick-up in full-swing. It’s rather surprising, knowing J.J. Abrams’ proclivity for secrecy and wanting to preserve the magic of the movie for the fans, and wanting them to be as unspoiled as possible, when they watch it for the first time. Here’s the teaser from Comic Book Resources Trailer YouTube Page:

Let’s breakdown some of those scenes, because there were definitely some brand new shots that we’ve yet to see. First up, we’ve got J.J. Abrams and the crew filming a scene at what looks like the Pinewood Studios location in Buckinghamshire, England.

Then we’ve got John Boyega as Finn, exciting the Millennium Falcon, at the same Pinewood location. This looks to be the finished shot of the above GIF. Finn seems to be joining the Resistance forces right before a large battle with the First Order. Notice the pilots scrambling, and the astromech droid going to its ship, most likely.

Speaking of the Millennium Falcon, here’s a beautiful shot of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy coming out of a Hyperspace jump above what I am assuming is the planet of Takodana where the fortress of Maz Kanata is. Mazi is played by Lupita Nyong’o in a mocap role.

We’ve seen a version of this next GIF. Finn (Jon Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) with BB-8, on Jakku right before a squadron of First Order TIE Fighters attacks.

And finally, we have the host of the show, getting smacked by Chewbacca. I added this GIF because there is simply nothing better than Chewie laying the beatdown on an interloper in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Side note: I’m totally jealous this kid got to sit in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon and get smacked by Chewbacca.

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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens special will air this Friday night — November 13 — at 8:30 pm during Girl Meets World, only on the Disney Channel…although I can’t imagine it won’t find it’s way onto YouTube immediately after airing. The Force Awakens opens worldwide on December 17 and 18.