Wow. That is the first thought upon seeing the new The Force Awakens trailer, screened live at Star Wars Celebration and streamed live to fans around the world. From the very first shot of a star destroyer laying in the sand, it feels like you are in a world that has spent so many years in your head and your heart. There is none of that ‘hmm, I dunno’ thing you normally get with new trailers, instead your inner child pops up and says “hey! look! Star Wars!”, helped along by the iconic John Williams soundtrack and the images that flick slowly across the screen including the melted mask of Darth Vader as Luke’s voice floats through the ether. Oh my. Chewbacca, Han Solo, Tie Fighters, space combat, stormtroopers, lightsaber battles, everything that you could want to send you hurtling towards that cinema with your hand out ready for tickets. It’s a great time to be a geek with the forthcoming Avengers 2, the Batman/Supes trailer and the insanity of Mad Max, but now the king is back,we have missed you, Star Wars. We love you. “I know”.
Follow the celebrations at Celebration live on Youtube.