Remember when people were speculating that we weren’t going to see much more new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens before the movie hits theaters? Yeah, we were very wrong. Lucasfilm has unleashed what, for this movie anyway, qualifies as a veritable deluge of new footage, including that awesome Japanese trailer and a new TV spot that features a bunch of new shots.
The ad comes from Twitter, and though it’s short, it’s every bit as stirring and awesome as we’ve come to expect, just in a much smaller package. I know there are people out there cautioning that The Phantom Menace had great trailers, too, but even if this movie sucks, they’re doing a fantastic job of marketing, especially to Star Wars fans.
This spot has a bunch of new bits, including Rey (Daisy Ridley) flying the Millennium Falcon (and kicking some ass), Han Solo on an icy planet, and more. It also drives home the legacy aspect of the film—the way it’s cut, it implies a familiar link between Han and Rey, but that seems to obvious to put in a TV spot, though there have been reports going around that Finn (John Boyega) may have a famous last name.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18. Check out the spot below.
The force is calling to you... Check out the first official TV spot for #StarWars #TheForceAwakens. https://t.co/tsKiEvZAK7— Twitter (@twitter) November 8, 2015