Watch: Epic, Action-Packed, Fanmade 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Trailer
Just yesterday we got confirmation of standalone Star Wars films that will likely be released in between the milestone episodes of the new trilogy. Disney CEO Bob Iger said we can expect at least five films in the Star Wars universe released over a six-year period starting in 2015. While rumors swirl about Yoda starring in the first spin-off (Ben doesn't think that's a great idea), Iger says the standalone films "are not part of the overall saga." That likely means they don't impact the new trilogy but will still have some established characters, but we're not sure. In the meantime, we're left to anticipate Star Wars: Episode VII which now has director J.J. Abrams officially on board, and this new fanmade trailer just makes us more excited.
The use of Benedict Cumberbatch's voiceover, music and Inception style horn blares from the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer are used perfectly with footage from The Force Unleashed and Old Republic video games, starfighter sequences from the prequels and more. Obviously it's more of a teaser since it's vague on a story, but the real issue is a lack of any emotional ground to stand on, which even the Star Trek sequel trailer has. Of course, you can't really do much when you're using existing footage from other media to make a trailer, but this is still edited pretty well, and just gets us excited for Star Wars: Episode VII arriving 2015.