The Empire isn’t quite dead, although it’s taken thirty years for them to regroup to make a new power play against the Republic. In the hotly anticipated trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens those moves are, sadly, not spoiled. It’s more an amalgamation of what to expect — a new Sith Lord, stormtroopers geared for battle, X-Wing fighters in flight formation and the Millennium Falcon showing off some wicked evasive maneuvers. It’s a great tease, especially for those who have been yearning to know the fates of Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie (no confirmation on Darth Vader yet), and for those wishing to clear the bad taste left from the three prequel films. Check the action out in the embedded trailer above and enjoy the nostalgic rush halfway through when the Star Wars theme kicks in.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Warwick Davis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens regroups in US and UK theaters on December 18, 2015.