The short answer is yes, of course it is.
Okay, so I’m sure many of you know by now that on Friday 28th of November, the teaser trailer for the seventh instalment (and the first of a new trilogy) of the hugely successful Star Wars franchise was released in cinemas in the US and online around the world, 9 years after the last film in the franchise (Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith).
This new trailer gave fans an 88 second insight into what Mr. J J Abrams (Star Trek, Lost) had created for a film which is a sequel to its 33 year-old original. There was much speculation as to what would be shown in this new trailer and it’s safe to say that fans of the films were not disappointed.
The trailer starts off with a black screen fading in to show a baron desert wasteland in what is believed to be Tatooine with a voice over saying “There has been an awakening, have you felt it?”. Then, to the surprise of most first time viewers, up pops John Boyega ( a new addition to the Star Wars universe) in an almost complete Storm trooper outfit, except the helmet. Due to not much being known about who this character is there has been much speculation as to why he’s in the outfit – Is it a disguise? Or are the Empire now recruiting people to join rather than having clones? It’s safe to say this will be debated until more is revealed.
Then the trailer fades back to black and we’re briefly shown more of what appears to be the same planet but with junk in the background and this time we’re shown an odd looking droid (Very similar to the ‘head’ of R2-D2) rolling along on a football. This shows a lot of the practicality that JJ Abrams was so insistent of having in the new films.
Then with a more dramatic emphasis, the picture goes back to black and we’re shown brief glimpses of new Storm troopers and what appears to be new weaponry. It’s safe to say that the universe really has had some technological advances in those 33 years.
Next, after more black pictures, we come back to the same desert planet and see our second new lead Daisy Ridley, a virtually unknown British actress, about to ride off on a chunky new land speeder. Think the Endor speeders crossed with a very large filing cabinet.
After this we’re shown more black pictures and then a beautiful CGI shot of 3 X-Wing fighters flying across a river on what is another planet which is yet to be named.