Sunday, 29 November 2015

New Japanese Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer arrives online

It turns out that, when the final trailer for J.J. Abrams' (Star Trek Into Darkness) Star Wars: The Force Awakens landed recently, no one thought to mention the impending Japanese trailer, which would be arguably even better and contain a host of previously unseen footage.

BB-8 is the undisputed star of this one, grabbing considerably more screen time than we have seen so far and giving a real hint of the little ball droid's personality, conveyed by his distinctive woos and wahs. Packed into the two minute trailer is a tantalising glimpse of Rey's first meeting with BB-8, Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) exchanging introductions, Threepio and Leia, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) threatening Rey with his lightsaber and lots more.

J.J. Abrams is busy putting the finishing touches to the new film, with John Williams contributing his score and the director and his cast planning what will probably be a massive global PR tour where Abrams tries to offer up as little as possible in the spirit of smartly keeping things under wraps.

Written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes), the film stars Star Wars veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and new saga arrivals John Boyega (Attack The Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave), Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones), Max von Sydow (Shutter Island), Christina Chong (W.E.), Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on 17 December.

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