Watch: Short New Tease for 'The Force Awakens' Lands on Instagram

August 27, 2015
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The Force Awakens

"There has been an awakening…" Whoa! This isn't a full teaser trailer, but it is a nice new tease with some spine-tingling glimpses of new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm just dropped this onto the new Star Wars Instagram, and it's barely 15 seconds of footage. Finn lights up his lightsaber and Rey takes a glimpse upwards towards the sky with BB-8 in the background. This is very exciting reveal, especially the hint that Finn and Kylo Ren might be going to battle in the forest. Hopefully we'll be seeing more soon and more is on the way. For now, feast your eyes on this quick glimpse of The Force Awakens.

Here's the brief new footage from J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, posted on Instagram:

You can still catch the second, full teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens here. More soon.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, not to mention other standalone movies in this universe. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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  • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
    Finn looks Skerred
    • Jon Odishaw
      well he looks like a saber noob facing a saber master
  • Jon Odishaw
  • David Diaz
    Every little shot we get of this movie sends tingles up and down my spine. Love the shot of Finn holding Luke's lightsaber.
    • Walter Kovax
      That's Anikans lightsaber.
      • Santos
        Which was given to Luke in A New to Star Wars?
        • David Diaz
          What he said! LOL
        • Walter Kovax
          And then taken away from him by Darth Vader. Have you seen Empire Strikes Back?
          • BacoTaco
            it was chopped still Luke's lightsaber...not too bright are you
          • Walter Kovax
            At least i'm not mean.
  • ari smulders
    Man I am so pumped up for this movie! This will be my best movie experience of this year besides mad max.... Awesome lightsaber.
  • Santos
    The shot of john boyega looks REALLY bad. The first thing I've seen so far that has me worried.
    • Snev De la Fontaine
      Why bad? Keep in mind that the image has been cropped from cinemascope to a 16:9(ish) aspect ratio.
      • Santos
        Everything from his expression and posture to the framing of the shot and the washed out colors due to the saber glow. It just looks a fan film
        • Big Mike
          shut up
        • Santos, If you already nit pick so much out of a single frame(s) then you should just not see it.
          • BacoTaco
            Says the guy who routinely criticizes movies
          • I do but after mostly watching the entire thing. Does that make sense? And as this is a movie site, critic is part of the game. Just bashing a single frame is plain stupid. And BTW: There is nothing wrong with 'routinely criticizing' movies. Its just an opinion and my dislike for movie x or y wont take your enjoyment out of it if you liked it.
          • BacoTaco
            You've criticized trailers too....nice try
          • Nice try? Like i have anything to prove to some random anonymous twat on the net? But to be fair, sure I have but not a single tiny frame of film. You need more smartass pills in your tacos...
        • Snev De la Fontaine
          I have to disagree with you on the shot, but I appreciate that you elaborated on what you meant. The framing seems fairly traditional to me and I actually quite like the different shades of blue in the shot. The lightsaber and the forest at night have a different shade of blue too, so it doesn't look like they just put a quick total color-correction on it. I can see what you mean with his expression and posture. He looks like he's trying to come across as intimidating while being somewhat wooden and awkward, imitating a jedi rather than being one. However, it seems conceivable that that is exactly what the character is doing.
        • Shaun
          I couldn't disagree more. The footage we've seen definitely distinguishes itself from the 'fan film' corny-ness. Expression and posture makes him look afraid but ready to fight. What type of cinematography did you expect? Framing and coloring is straightforward, which is what I want from a film like this. It feels contemporary with that nostalgic original star wars vibe. Fyi: I'm a casual fan. I'm not blowing my load waiting for this, but it looks great so far.
    • It doesn't. Plain and simple.
      • Santos
        oh wait...plain and simple? In that case I'm going to ignore my reaction and instead live my life through your eyes having been so thoroughly proven wrong. Now that I have poor taste thanks to you I can finally enjoy Sizzler and Denny's Grand Slams...oh and monster trucks!!! I'm gonna change my name to Dick Chin
        • Ryan
          why hello Dick Chin, my name is Munche MaKuche
        • Big Mike
          But other people should do the same based on your "I'm worried" comment. Just stop being so negative and keep your concerns to yourself.
          • BacoTaco
            Pretty sure we're all free to express both positive and negative opinions...
          • Oscar Sinclair
            but you sound like you got a dildo twistin in ya man-puss!!
        • shiboleth
          drama queen, really ...
        • Oscar Sinclair
          how about "bitch made toilet licker!!!" your generation are a bunch of trans-confused retards!! go pop the pimples off ya face!!! and dam it!!! change ya shit stain panties!!!
    • David Diaz
      I don't think it looks bad. Plus we are seeing it from Instagram. It reminds me of the shots of Anakin fighting Dooku when they were lit by their sabers. I always liked that effect.
    • John Laurie
      can you send me a link to your last showreel of direction glory! oh that right you can't you can only type shit!
    • Oscar Sinclair
      really??? just like the HERO series!! you cyber fuckheads deal in misery don't ya??? you cybertwats nick pick shit to death on here! and have absolutely nothing to do all but jack off to the KYLIE JENNER pictures with a dildo stuck up ass!!
      • actionmanrandell
        well to be fair he does look like he is horribly over acting
  • shiboleth
    It looks ok. Might indulge myself with cinematic magic watching this. I hope the story will deliver too ...
    Those two guys in white from the opening Empire shot look like they are some kind of hip new stormtrooper that wear kulats and oversized masks.
    • Walter Kovax
      They're snowtroopers. Their helmets have always been that big.
      • DAVIDPD
        Sweet. I am just a casual SW fan.
      • BacoTaco
        Actually they haven''s a new costume for the type
    • I'm Batman
      They actually sorta remind me of a white version of Dark Helmet from Space Balls. Maybe they're planning a cross-over?
    • shane willett
      It's actually because after episode 6, Daft Punk seized control of the Galaxy and now everyone is fashionably hipper now, thats all.
    • Henry Willis
  • BacoTaco
    hmmm...not sure I like this...the last part looks kind of silly to be honest
  • Tachyon13
    Not for nothing but I really hope Finn is the main character for this trilogy. I just can't see myself enjoying all three movies with Rey as the main antagonist.
    • actionmanrandell
      the main antagonist seams to be played by andy serkis his character is known as supreme leader snoke
  • Payne by name
    Every time I see Finn in a trailer he seems to be physically over acting, a lot like Britt Robertson did in Tomorrowland.
    • Jon Odishaw
      They have only showed us glimpses of him in intense situations.
      • Bill Gates
        Yet in every scene he's over acting and out of breath. So far he's proving to be the weak link in the trailers. At a certain point it sums up the performance and character (Darth Out of Breath)
    • Big McLargeHuge
      I agree....he looks like a hot mess
  • Harry
    Doesn't feel like Star Wars at all.
  • Nash
    I like the TESB reference in the music.
  • Big McLargeHuge
    This looks bad
    Comments on posts that are anything Star Wars related are the best. Everything from name-calling to hate speech, overreactions, patronizing, condescending entertaining.
    • ummmmmmmm
      It's called the internet and it has nothing to do with Star Wars
  • ummmmmmmm
    Finn looks like's in a fan film...that's some really bad CG and film composition ...the cracks are starting to show
  • Finn has nostrils 3 feet wide, and looks like he should be out stealing cars.. i just cant take that seriously.




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