Watch the New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer

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The time has finally arrive for those super excited and eager Star Wars fans; the new teaser trailer for the upcoming film has been released.

The newest teaser for the upcoming installation of the hit franchise made its debut a little while ago at the “Star Wars Celebration” event in Anaheim, CA, much to the delight of everyone in the convention center.

As pictures from several publications present at the event showed, hardcore fans of the movie started lining up for the event last night and for good reason. Not only was director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy on hand to answer fans’ questions and give out information about the new film (like the planet is named Jakka), but so were the stars of the film including: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac.

According to Kennedy, Harrison Ford also wanted to be present at the event as well, but couldn’t due to his recovery from his plane crash last month.

For now, check out the two-minute trailer below and prepare yourself to “go home.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released just in time for Christmas on December 18.

The Force Has Officially Awoken in New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer

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Happy late Thanksgiving all you Star Wars fans!

J.J. Abrams promised fans of the series that the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka Episode VII) would be coming their way post turkey hangover and he kept his promise of premiering the trailer on iTunes a couple of hours ago.

Instead of revealing what goes on in the almost minute and a half teaser, check out the footage below.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the film will pick up 30 years after the last Star Wars film and will welcome original cast member Harrison Ford (who was injured during filming), Carrie Fisher (who confirmed her involvement earlier this year),Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels.

Joining the original cast members are newcomers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

Help Save the World, Get Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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Are you a major Star Wars fan? Ever dreamed of one day having a small role in a film? Well, kiddies, you might be in luck because some good news is coming your way that people who answered yes to those questions would enjoy.
 
Beginning today (May 21), you can visit omaze.com/starwars to enter for your chance to win a spot in the film. Director J.J. Abrams invited fans, via special video message which was shot on the set of the upcoming film in Abu Dhabi, to this special opportunity.
The video announces the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative from Disney, Lucasfilm and Abrams own company, Bad Robot to help find creative ways to help combat some of the world’s biggest problems. 

“The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” Abrams said in the video message. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guest and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign star wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects.”

If the VIP treatment isn’t enough to help you come up with something to submit, at least think of the children. 

Check out Abrams’ full message below. 

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Revealed

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After much speculation and buzz, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has finally been revealed thanks to StarWars.com.

Rounding out the cast alongside original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaacs,  Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Girls star (and rumored baddie) Adam Driver.

The film will pick up after Episode VI which would make it 35 years later. The film was penned by J.J. Abrams after much denouncing since, you know, he’s the guy behind the Star Trek reboot and Lawrence Kasdan.

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII,” Abrams said in a statement posted on the site. “It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

In case you didn’t already know, Twitter users have been keeping an eye on the set of the film, taking to social media to upload several pictures.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on Dec. 15, 2015.

May the force be strong with this one.