Well, well, well. What do we have here?
After releasing a new international trailer of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” over the weekend, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilms have released the first-ever commercial for the highly anticipated movie.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. The previous film in what was a 6-movie series, “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”, was released in 2005.
The story is set around 30 years after the events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”. Newcomer Daisy Ridley is starring in it as a character named Rey while John Boyega will play Finn. Adam Driver is portraying Kylo Ren, a new villain who wields the much-discussed “tri-saber”. However, no details regarding his role were revealed.
The 30-second commercial, which was published on Twitter, features new footage from the upcoming movie. It begins with a mysterious voice, which we can assume to be Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata voice, saying:
I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people.
Seconds later, over a closeup footage of Rey, the voice utters: “I know your eyes”. This may indicate that Rey is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia.
You can watch the commercial here:
“Game of Thrones“ star Gwendoline Christie will portray Captain Phasma aka the chrome Stormtrooper while Oscar Isaac, who will be seen next as Apoalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse“, is portraying Poe Dameron, an elite pilot who has been sent on a mission.
Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew are returning to reprise their respective roles as Han Solo and his old friend Chewbacca. Despite his absence in the offical theatrical poster, Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker is set to appear in the film.
Executive producers Tommy Harper and Jason Mcgatlin are producing this movie alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams.
The American epic space opera will be premiering on 18th December 2015.