WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 – Stop the presses. This partially reformed, but still deeply devoted, Star Wars geek just got very excited after watching the new Star Wars: Epsiode VII teaser trailer, debuted today at Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.
Why is that Sarlacc breath?
Well, not only are we now getting glimpses of the original quartet of heroes, and that includes a certain fur ball and his grizzled buddy, but we are also seeing some of the Jedi and Sith mythology starting to sneak in.
I am specifically referring to the narration of the trailer by Mr. Luke Skywalker and imagery of him wearing a hood and patting his robotic friend R2-D2 while on a creepy planet.
Fans also get a stunning view of the cranial remains of the Dark Lord of the Sith, his father, Darth Vader.
If rumor is correct, Luke is starting to go bonkers as he guards an ancient Sith tomb while in a self-imposed exile, as he tries to control his powers. It is certainly a plausible outcome, considering what this guy has been through and the masochistic tendencies of the Jedi Order.
The clip also features some X-Wings, T.I.E. Fighters, Star Destroyers, slick looking Storm Troopers and new cast members whom I have, obviously, not warmed up to yet.
Is it possible that the great J.J. Abrams has not only satisfyingly resurrected the Star Trek film franchise but will now deliver a Star Wars film every older fan has been dying to see for decades?
My Hasbro lightsabers are crossed hoping for that positive outcome. However, I’m not sure I can wait another eight months though.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope.
Bonus watch the Live Stream of the Star Wars Celebration happening now.