'Star Wars: Episode VII' Teaser Trailer Released


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The teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII was released Friday, and was viewed almost five million times within hours.

The trailer for the seventh installment of the Star Wars space opera, entitled The Force Awakens, features Tattooine-esque sand dunes, an odd type of R2 droid, storm troopers, a Sith with an unorthodox lightsaber, some X-wings flying in formation low over water and a shot of the Milleneum Falcon going up against some TIE fighters.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film is set to be released on December 18, 2015.

Here is the clip:

The Force Awakens stars Christina Chong, Lupita Nyong’o, Crystal Clarke, Gwendoline Christie and Daisy Ridley. It’s been reported that Star Wars: Episode VII now has more female speaking parts than the entire original trilogy combined.

The new male leads include John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Max von Sydow, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac.

George Lucas is on board as a creative consultant, and former cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will reprise their iconic roles, along with Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker. Billy Dee Williams and Ewan McGregor are also rumored to be in the cast.