Stormtroopers, droids, X-wing fighters, light sabers, John Williams’ iconic theme and the Millennium Falcon (!) all make an appearance in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The 88-second sneak (above) just dropped this morning after beginning to unspool in 30 North American theaters bright and early. Secrecy has shrouded JJ Abrams’ hugely anticipated Episode VII and this brief look doesn’t give much away in terms of plot. But every element is already being dissected across the internet (which for some reason is not yet broken). The Twittersphere is also going crazy with praise, and a lot of questions — is that voiceover possibly Benedict Cumberbatch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The trailer is playing in North American moviehouses belonging to Regal, AMC, Carmike and Cinemark, along with Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse, and Disney’s own El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The rest of the world will have to wait until next month to get a look at it on the big screen. And, with the saga’s continuation releasing on December 18, 2015, we have a whole year to look forward to more sneaks and the like. Today, the bar was set very high.