It’s about to happen, after two years of anticipation fans are about to see the first official footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first, short, teaser trailer is edited and scored. It’s just awaiting release, and when it does it’s going to break the internet.
Here’s everything we know about this teaser…
It’ll Be Short
This is just going to be a short teaser, something more along the lines of an “announcement” teaser that used to be a popular thing to do. JJ Abrams likes to do these about a year before release, as he did with Star Trek and Super 8, so don’t go in expecting a whole lot of footage to be shown. There will only be about a minute of footage.
It Focuses on New Characters
Fans want to see Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewie, but this teaser is about the next generation. The teaser is said to focus on the two new leads, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, as well as introducing the new rolling droid and most likely the villain and his new lightsaber.
John Williams Scored the Teaser
While we probably won’t hear any new themes, the music in the trailer is said to be a new melody specially scored by John Williams just for the teaser. There are rumors out there of what it features, but as the scoring session was private (closed) session, most of these are just speculation or based on the temp track that the rough cut of the teaser used.
It’s Cut Like the Episode II “Breathing” Teaser
If you want an idea of what the teaser may look like, watch the above video. That’s the initial “breathing” teaser for Attack of the Clones, and people who are familiar with the rough cut of this teaser say it’s very similar. Quick shots that fade to black while the new John Williams melody plays over them.
It’s Coming Very Soon…
While there are a lot of rumors flying around about when we’ll see the teaser, and even more rumors about what movie will feature it in theaters, the chances of it hitting an online source such as Youtube are even greater. Much like the Avengers teaser reveal last month, it’s very likely Disney will follow the same model to allow the entire world to see the first new Star Wars footage in a decade. They want more people to see it than just those paying to see The Hobbit.