By Chris Seekell
Rumors have been swirling around the web today concerning the first Star Wars Episode VII teaser trailer that John Williams has allegedly finished scoring. First up, Devin Faraci at Badass Digest claims to have sources that have seen the trailer, and shared a brief description of what they saw.
"..it'll be short. And when I say short, I mean one minute long. It's going to have The Force Theme played on woodwinds, softly, over flashing images of the main leads, each fading to black. There's no dialogue, just reveals of the characters. And then the music swells up into a full orchestral piece - perhaps what John Williams recorded this weekend? - and we hear a female voice, likely Daisy Ridley's, saying "Wake up."And then the title card appears - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and we see the Millennium Falcon, firing blasters, coming right at the camera. "
Next, Jason Ward from Making Star Wars posted a more detailed description of the trailer per information from one of his sources.
- Fade in from black, shots of the dunes, Boyega pops in to the shot from below. He’s wearing white Stormtrooper armor but he doesn’t have a helmet on.
- In the teaser we only see Boyega and Ridley really.
- Ridley boards a speeder.
- She has a helmet on like Endor Leia, a design with pop-down goggles.
- A shot of Ridley’s speeder approaching the station (the TMZ set we saw).
- We see the new Stormtroopers on a transport. The flight is turbulent.
- New X-wings.
- TIE Fighters.
- The new ball droid that’s a gyroscope and belongs to “Kira.”
- The new “Sith” is also revealed. He has a cross-beam lightsaber and the beam is a bit wilder and more super-charged than your normal lightsaber.
- The Falcon.
We reached out to our sources as well, and everything Jason's source told him is accurate. However, we cannot confirm that the line "Wake up" was said in the trailer.
Our sources also added a few additional tidbits that will be revealed in the trailer. Firstly Oscar Isaac will appear in the trailer piloting an X-Wing fighter. Additionally, the Sith character will be revealed on a snowy forest planet. This information is significant, because it lends credence to a rumored scene first described on the Jedi Council Forums a few months ago.
"That will be John Boyega's job as he has a little light saber duel with Driver... I've seen the scene and wasn't sure whether [Ridley] was killed or not. She also gets captured by Driver. Boyega and Daisy arrive in a forest with snow falling, that's where the fight takes place. Don't know any [character] names, I've just seen the footage. Boyega with blue lightsaber and Driver with red. Just those 3 characters. Driver dressed in all black, sith costume. I'm only going off by what I've seen. Light saber was a standard one but with a cross light like on the handle for Drivers. Daisy on the floor, Boyega and Driver fighting. Driver does something with his hands and Boyega runs over to Dasiy already on the floor. A good comparison would be that [Driver] looked like Snape from Harry Potter."
So far, everything we have heard from trailer rumors and concept art leaks have supported the accuracy of this scene description.
It looks like The Force Awakens teaser trailer is finally at or very near completion, and a release is imminent. We are speculating sometime between the November 21st Hunger Games premiere and Christmas Day.
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