‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Final Trailer Released: Ticket Sales Skyrocket
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer debuted on ESPN during Monday night’s football game.
‘STAR WARS’ TRAILER RELEASED
The trailer glimpses characters such as Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
The trailer starts with a single, ominous piano note and a shot of Rey as a scavenger, investigating an abandoned ship. “Who are you?” a disembodied voice asks as the camera switches to a shot of Rey trekking across sandy dunes alongside BB-8. “I’m no one,” Rey answers, although we know this isn’t true.
Next, we get a glimpse of the stormtroopers, and then Finn, explaining his dilemma. “I was raised to do one thing,” he says, “but I’ve got nothing to fight for.” He stands atop a sandy hill, looking across the desert.
“Nothing will stand in our way,” a darkly clad Kylo Ren says, peering out into a bright, red horizon. “I will finish what you started.” We catch a glimpse of a charred Vader mask.
The trailer then shows images of TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon flying about, lasers flying. We hear that Rey and Finn aren’t entirely certain the stories they’ve heard about the Jedi are real, but Solo assures them, “it’s true, all of it. The dark side, the Jedi, they’re real.” Then, Leia speaks. “The Force, it’s calling to you. Just let it in.” We glimpse a number of other intense action scenes, as well as Leia herself being consoled by Solo.
Ticket sales skyrocketed the moment the trailer came out, and fans took to social media to express their joy.
Got our tickets for Star Wars! Now we must defend them until 12/17/15! We don’t mess around… pic.twitter.com/I1C9vk9Pzd
— Spencer (@Yabaecip) October 20, 2015
So many little moments in that trailer have more life & more “Star Wars” than all of the prequels combined. Dear God… — MC Rantz Hoseley (@MysteryCr8tve) October 20, 2015
The Star Wars trailer just took me back to being 5 years old and watching the original Star Wars movies on VHS. Man I’m stoked.
— Richard (@RichardIsAmor) October 20, 2015
Is “I was too excited about Star Wars to sleep” an appropriate reason to call in sick? — Rebecca Pahle (@RebeccaPahle) October 20, 2015
before you watch the star wars trailer / after pic.twitter.com/xeHzk6EkVp
— Mariana (@dietredbull) October 20, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in theaters Dec. 18.