Grains of salt at the ready, but we might have just gotten our first glimpse of the teaser for the next Star Wars movie and it looks like the Millennium Falcon will — wait, are you still reading this? How have you not clicked through already?
The shot comes courtesy of Making Star Wars, and there’s not too much in the way of description on it. The gif in question is just a couple of seconds long, and it shows what appears to be the Millennium Falcon zooming toward the screen, guns blazing.
That seems to jibe quite well with what we’ve heard of the teaser trailer so far, as a supposedly leaked description from earlier this week said that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser would close with a shot of “the Millennium Falcon, firing blasters, coming right at the camera.”
Psyched yet? Take another look.
Yeah, that probably did it. As Making Star Wars notes, there’s no telling whether this is real or not, but it definitely appears to have the polish one would expect from a Force Awakens teaser, so there’s a solid chance that this is the real deal.
“They got the radar dish right if it’s fake, so hats off for research. The shot also matches the teaser descriptions.”
The Force Awakens is one of the most anticipated movies in the world, with many a Star Wars fan hoping that it will wash away the taste of the prequel trilogy. It won’t be out for more than a year, but hopes are running high that the combination of JJ Abrams and Disney’s bottomless cash reserves will result in a rebirth of the Star Wars franchise.
The Force Awakens will kick off not just a new Star Wars trilogy, but also wave of other Star Wars flicks. In addition to the new Star Wars trilogy, Disney will also be putting out three spinoff films in the off years between Episodes 7 through 9. Those films could in and of themselves serve as the basis for new Star Wars franchises, depending on how they perform.
As to that teaser trailer, we’ve got just about a month until it is expected to debut. If you want to get your first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens in action, rumor has it that you’ll want to pop into a theater to check out The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.