The first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens did exactly what it was supposed to do: tease us. With just the briefest glimpse of some new cast members, Stormtroopers, planets, and X-Wings, it definitely helped to whet the appetite of movie fans everywhere by giving us just the slightest taste of what The Force Awakens will ultimately look like. According to a new rumor, we’ll also soon get to get an early glimpse of what the original characters will look like in the newest film as well.
According to JoBlo, the new trailer will give us looks at Mark Hamill as (presumably) Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as the incomparable Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Peter Mayhew as the ever faithful Chewbacca. This, of course, will be the first time we’ve seen these actors playing these characters since the final moments of 1983’s Return of the Jedi, except in the case of Mayhew, who reprised his role of Chewbacca in 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. While many stories in the Star Wars Expanded Universe have detailed what the galactic landscape looked like after the death of Emperor Palpatine in the 1983 film, The Force Awakens basically negates the other stories told that were supposedly in continuity, so the situations that we find Luke, Han, and Leia in have the potential to be very different than what we might expect.
The trailer in question is rumored to bow on May 1st, since the predominant rumor is that it will be attached to Disney’s biggest movie prior to Star Wars, which is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18th, and we’ll be sure to keep our eyes on this story as it develops further.
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