Well, it’s happened… the Star Wars Episode 7 trailer (teaser really) is out and… it’s okay, not great, not awful but okay and that’s not a bad thing, we did cross off a thing or two from my trailer wishlist – some vehicles in the teaser, a character or two, which was well and good and we did see a direct antagonist in the film, the sith with the new lightsaber, which was cool.
But all in all it wasn’t a disappointment in any way, long time fans got old nods to the past Star Wars films, seeing the X-Wings, Millenium Falcon and it was interesting seeing what looked to be a new form of R2D2, or a new type of droid complete. As well as Daisy Ridley on the speeder and John Boyega in the stormtrooper outfit, appearing to be running from or to something and I’m guessing that he’s in disguise and not actually a villain in this, but we’ll see.
Interestingly, we saw none of the original Star Wars cast but I’m sure we’ll get some photos of them in character in the coming months and of course, we’ll see them when the full trailer eventually debuts but all in all. It was pretty damn good for a teaser if you ask me, we saw a fair amount, no actual action but some interesting things to go off and nerd over for a few weeks or months – until the next trailer or release of info about the film.
As far as teaser trailers go, nice job, JJ Abrams.. and Disney.