By Matthew McKibben | April 16, 2015
Great, Star Wars. Just great. How am I supposed to get any work done today knowing that this sucker exists? How many times will I watch this trailer? If I throw out the number 50 when guessing how many views I’ll log between now and December, do you have the over or under? Well, it’s been out for about 30 minutes and I’ve seen it four times already. Perhaps a million more views are in order.
We still need to see the actual movie itself, but this trailer is a work of perfection, from both a hype standpoint and a story standpoint. It gives us a hint that the new trilogy will be about the next generation of the Skywalker clan, but it also completely updates and expands the visual language that the previous movies set forth. This is one expansive looking Star Wars movie.
December can’t get here soon enough.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will be released on December 18, is directed by JJ Abrams, and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Daniel, Peter Mayhew, and many more.