The PJ Tatler

'There has been an awakening...'

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is destined to hit theaters in December 2015. It will be the first J.J. Abrams Star Wars launch, and the first full live-action SW movie made since Disney bought the franchise from creator George Lucas.

In case you missed it, over the weekend the official teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens was released. And here it is.

It took less than 24 hours for that teaser to be turned out in Lego.

I have to admit, the Lego troopers look pretty good.

The movie’s international teaser also rolled out, and here it is. One of its key moments: The off-screen voice of Han Solo asks if there’s “room in this battle for an old war horse?”

Of course there is.

Harrison Ford was injured during the production of SW7. The “old war horse” broke his leg on the set, and filming had to be delayed while he recuperated.

This frame from the first teaser-trailer is causing an Internet uproar. What’s up with the little jets off to the side of the red Sith lightsaber blade?

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That thing appears to be the Star Wars version of a greatsword.

The teasers and trailers for The Force Awakens look amazing. But I’m approaching the new SW films from the perspective of an adult who was burned by great teasers for The Phantom Menace. Even though it’s a new era, and Lucas isn’t directing, cautious pessimism is the way to go.