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

August 27, 2015
Source: Instagram

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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Reader Feedback - 56 Comments


Finn looks Skerred

Bounty 4 Zuckuss on Aug 27, 2015


well he looks like a saber noob facing a saber master

Jon Odishaw on Aug 27, 2015



Jon Odishaw on Aug 27, 2015


Every little shot we get of this movie sends tingles up and down my spine. Love the shot of Finn holding Luke's lightsaber.

David Diaz on Aug 27, 2015


That's Anikans lightsaber.

Walter Kovax on Aug 27, 2015


Which was given to Luke in A New to Star Wars?

Santos on Aug 27, 2015


What he said! LOL

David Diaz on Aug 27, 2015


And then taken away from him by Darth Vader. Have you seen Empire Strikes Back?

Walter Kovax on Aug 27, 2015


it was chopped still Luke's lightsaber...not too bright are you

BacoTaco on Aug 27, 2015


At least i'm not mean.

Walter Kovax on Aug 27, 2015


Man I am so pumped up for this movie! This will be my best movie experience of this year besides mad max.... Awesome lightsaber.

ari smulders on Aug 27, 2015


The shot of john boyega looks REALLY bad. The first thing I've seen so far that has me worried.

Santos on Aug 27, 2015


Why bad? Keep in mind that the image has been cropped from cinemascope to a 16:9(ish) aspect ratio.

Snev De la Fontaine on Aug 27, 2015


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

Santos on Aug 27, 2015


shut up

Big Mike on Aug 27, 2015


Santos, If you already nit pick so much out of a single frame(s) then you should just not see it.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 27, 2015


Says the guy who routinely criticizes movies

BacoTaco on Aug 27, 2015


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.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 28, 2015


You've criticized trailers too....nice try

BacoTaco on Aug 28, 2015


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...

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 29, 2015


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.

Snev De la Fontaine on Aug 27, 2015


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.

Shaun on Aug 27, 2015


It doesn't. Plain and simple.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 27, 2015


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

Santos on Aug 27, 2015


why hello Dick Chin, my name is Munche MaKuche

Ryan on Aug 27, 2015


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.

Big Mike on Aug 27, 2015


Pretty sure we're all free to express both positive and negative opinions...

BacoTaco on Aug 27, 2015


but you sound like you got a dildo twistin in ya man-puss!!

Oscar Sinclair on Aug 29, 2015


drama queen, really ...

shiboleth on Aug 27, 2015


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!!!

Oscar Sinclair on Aug 29, 2015


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.

David Diaz on Aug 27, 2015


can you send me a link to your last showreel of direction glory! oh that right you can't you can only type shit!

John Laurie on Aug 28, 2015


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!!

Oscar Sinclair on Aug 29, 2015


well to be fair he does look like he is horribly over acting

actionmanrandell on Aug 29, 2015


It looks ok. Might indulge myself with cinematic magic watching this. I hope the story will deliver too ...

shiboleth on Aug 27, 2015


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.

DAVIDPD on Aug 27, 2015


They're snowtroopers. Their helmets have always been that big.

Walter Kovax on Aug 27, 2015


Sweet. I am just a casual SW fan.

DAVIDPD on Aug 27, 2015


Actually they haven''s a new costume for the type

BacoTaco on Aug 27, 2015


They actually sorta remind me of a white version of Dark Helmet from Space Balls. Maybe they're planning a cross-over?

I'm Batman on Aug 27, 2015


It's actually because after episode 6, Daft Punk seized control of the Galaxy and now everyone is fashionably hipper now, thats all.

shane willett on Aug 28, 2015



Henry Willis on Aug 28, 2015


hmmm...not sure I like this...the last part looks kind of silly to be honest

BacoTaco on Aug 27, 2015


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.

Tachyon13 on Aug 27, 2015


the main antagonist seams to be played by andy serkis his character is known as supreme leader snoke

actionmanrandell on Aug 29, 2015


Every time I see Finn in a trailer he seems to be physically over acting, a lot like Britt Robertson did in Tomorrowland.

Payne by name on Aug 28, 2015


They have only showed us glimpses of him in intense situations.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 28, 2015


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)

Bill Gates on Aug 28, 2015


I agree....he looks like a hot mess

Big McLargeHuge on Aug 28, 2015


Doesn't feel like Star Wars at all.

Harry on Aug 28, 2015


I like the TESB reference in the music.

Nash on Aug 28, 2015


This looks bad

Big McLargeHuge on Aug 28, 2015


Comments on posts that are anything Star Wars related are the best. Everything from name-calling to hate speech, overreactions, patronizing, condescending entertaining.

KWAPT on Aug 29, 2015


It's called the internet and it has nothing to do with Star Wars

ummmmmmmm on Aug 30, 2015


Finn looks like's in a fan film...that's some really bad CG and film composition ...the cracks are starting to show

ummmmmmmm on Aug 30, 2015


Finn has nostrils 3 feet wide, and looks like he should be out stealing cars.. i just cant take that seriously.

Rathomir on Sep 10, 2015

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