After years of anticipation, the Force is finally with us again.
The long-awaited first trailer for the new “Star Wars” movie hit the Internet Friday morning, teasing fans about the franchise’s seventh installment: “The Force Awakens.”
A montage of quick cuts, the trailer opens with an ominous voice-over and a desert landscape.
“There has been an awakening,” a voice intones. “Have you felt it?”
Opinions on the trailer are just coming in, but it’s likely nerds everywhere are rejoicing over John Williams’ majestic score, the roaring flight of the Millennium Falcon, and the distinctive “whoosh” of lightsabers as the trailer fades to black.
Directed and produced by J.J. Abrams, “The Force Awakens” stars Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, and features the return of original “Star Wars” cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is slated to arrive in theaters in December 2015.
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