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.
Reader Feedback - 28 Comments
Jesse on Feb 6, 2013
Superb editing, great production quality. I like!
PapaJustify on Feb 6, 2013
Xerxexx on Feb 6, 2013
It's not fan made...it's just a mashup of video game trailers and intro movies.
Jim on Feb 6, 2013
call it what you will, mashups are still fan made. and this was beautifully done.
bat0u on Feb 6, 2013
This is what I hope the next films ARE NOT like. Gah! Too much BS.
Frank Sorbello on Feb 6, 2013
Frank you have no idea what you are talking about. The movies are ok for there time but the game trailer above is what directors fail to do today. The movie will most likely be nothing like that trailer. And for star wars 7 to be made in 2015. It should make avatar look like a wast of time like it was . If this movie was directed by a true movie fan. It would be action 80-90 percent of movie-time including story line. And 10 on talking and pointless scenes. And if this movie was done right it would take at least five years to make. And just so you know im about to be a movie director in the next few years and im only 19 and ive been working on that since i was 5 so i know what im talking about. For all you dragon ball z fans i will be working on that project for at least 5-10 years and there will be no sequels, no bullshit, and what you only imagine it being like. and yes it will be rated R to TV-MA . this will have dragon ball, dagon ball Z and GT in a 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hour film. O if you want to talk some shit ill give you a location we can meet and show you what im all about.
RIGO on Feb 6, 2013
David Banner on Feb 6, 2013
Thank you for reaffirming my belief in why anime series shouldn't be made live action. While I'm a massive anime nerd. And it would be amazing to see some of them come to life. It just won't happen. Dragonball GT should never be made live action. Ever. Dragonball and Dragonball Z has a large enough fanbase that releasing movies based on certain Saga's would probably work. But trying to cram an entire 10+ year show into a single 2-4 hour movie just can't be done. Personally. I feel a Dragonball / Dragonball Z movie would best be done by starting with the first Dragonball Z saga. Release the movie with a 10-15 minute short film brushing people up on the story of Dragonball using mainly stills and a narration. Start the film the way the show started. Radditz' arrival, death of Goku, Arrival of Vegeta and Nappa, Training of Goku, Death of Z Fighters, and having the film end with the Return of Goku. If the Theater release fails. Simply make the sequels direct to DVD. Cramming Radditz, Vegeta, Nappa, Ginyu Force, Frieza, the Androids, Cell, and Buu into a 2-4 hour movie would be an instant disaster. Also with that "talk some shit, blah blah blah" Attitude....you aren't going to go anywhere as a director. Source: I'm a USC Film school drop out. (Film making wasn't enough of a passion)
Film School Drop out on Feb 8, 2013
JUST WATCH YOULL BE VERY SURPRISED WHAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. AND YES IT CAN BE DONE IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND HAVE THE IMAGINATION AND HEART. OOOO AND THE SHIT TALKING ATTITUDE WAS MY WAY OF TELLING PEOPLE THAT DIRECT MOVIES TO STEP THERE GAME UP ITS 2013 NOT 1990.
RIGO on Mar 25, 2013
Your crazy, this is exactly what every long time star wars fan has wanted, a no holds barred, dark, mature and action packed star wars movie. I still hold hope for that Snyder directed seven samurai spin off.
Cody W on Feb 6, 2013
Speak for yourself. As a long time SW fan (since 1977) this nonsense is nothing like what I want to see. I don't need dark or mature. What I want is a fun, exciting movie filled with humor, wit, visuals that borrow more from classic cinema than video games, and a sense of awe. I also would love it if a new SW film could catch just a small portion of the optimism and hope and wonder that made the first three films the classic they are.
Greedo on Feb 6, 2013
EXACTLY. Isn't stuff like the above trailer the reason we hated the prequels? Loud, noisy visuals without heart, drama, warmth, or wit. People often forget that list thing.
Krishna Shenoi on Feb 7, 2013
Amen. I feel so crotchety for getting annoyed at stuff like this, but it's just not what I want from Star Wars. Mostly because we get plenty of stuff like the trailer above in the videogames, comics, and Expanded Universe novels. I'd rather the main saga movies remain mythic adventure films, not generic SF action flicks. I think a lot of Star Wars fans grew up and got embarrassed about the fact that their childhood love was so optimistic and family-oriented, and now harp on the "need" to make it dark and gritty and badass. Seriously? Star Wars was formative for me as a kid because of its powerful themes, characters, and yes - sense of wonder. I'd hate to take that away from a new generation of young people just so I can feel "cool" about liking it as an adult.
Ali Miller on Feb 7, 2013
Also go watch The old republic videogame E3 CG trailer by Bioware, and try to tell me you wouldnt want to see 2 hours of that but live action.
Cody W on Feb 6, 2013
Even this fan trailer got in INSANELY excited. I got goosebumps. From a trailer that's comprised of 0 footage/dialogue/music/audio from the actual film.
Chris Groves on Feb 6, 2013
That's just cut scenes from video games. He didn't create any of that footage. It was well executed as an editing job though. This one is much better as far as creativity is concerned. Its not as pretty though likely due to the creator being an amateur but it's worth checking out! http://youtu.be/ATFVUbDUcRw
Chris on Feb 6, 2013
Now I want to see Abrams do a 'Dark Empire' adaptation, with Cumberbatch as Palpatine.
John Madden on Feb 6, 2013
It is done quite well but hearing Star Trek trailer in the background is just... wrong.
Szkari on Feb 6, 2013
It's just a blur studio mash up. Blur Studios has been doing the best Lucas Arts trailer work for the past 6 years. Honestly it's a little too over the top for what I want from a Star Wars movie.
Kento on Feb 6, 2013
The ending graphics, along with the music, were killer.
Chris Giebler on Feb 6, 2013
Needs moar light saber.
McWetty on Feb 6, 2013
I got a chill at the "Star Wars VII" and score at the end. Otherwise, I really hope it won't be anything like this.
cracky on Feb 6, 2013
They really should just hire everyone from BioWare and have VII-IX done in CG like the TOR trailers. Better yet, just make some TOR movies! I would love to see more Malgus!
Stavi on Feb 6, 2013
Carpola on Feb 7, 2013
I'm okay with this.
福 赐 天上 on Feb 7, 2013
Besides the ending, the rest was just clips mashed together lol. Anything would look great with those action scenes together. Though the logo of VII was very clever and actually very well thought out.
Daniel Vu Tran on Feb 8, 2013
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