J.J. Abrams followers are dripping with delight with shots of their favorite characters in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer released earlier in the week.
The trailer features shots of Han Solo played by Harison Ford and Chewbacca played by Peter Mayhew returning to the fold with hints at a storyline of blossoming young Jedis coming together.
After the trailer was released, Director J.J. Abrams spoke to ABC News at Star Wars: Celebration, about the new movie and the fans excitement.
“You just never know exactly what is going to work and what’s going to hit,” he said. “When Han Solo appeared on that screen and there was a roar in that room like you heard… that to me, I was so grateful that they were happy — as happy as we were working on the movie, they were happy to see Han Solo back.”
J.J. Abrams also revealed how he hoped the fans would get that giddy feeling that was born in the initial Star Wars movie in 1977.
“For me, I hope people take away when they see The Force Awakens is the sense that in the most ordinary life, the most extraordinary things can happen,” he added. “And that’s what I felt when I saw the first Star Wars film when it first came out.”
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens mania leapt into action on Twitter with over 49,000 tweets clocked up. The counter is currently showing over 245,135 thumbs up on YouTube with the Facebook trailer having registered 3.6 million views.
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 16, 2015
Needless to say the mania will continue with at least 12,000 articles being pushed out onto the web by the end of day on launch date.
It appears that J.J. Abrams has manged to carry the mantle of Star Wars into its own incredible future with references to all the previous movies hinted at in the trailer.
Continuation will once a again become a full time job for the fans who are so addicted they spot changes in lighting and skin tone. However J.J. Abrams is way ahead and is creating fan-based story groups to ensure this and future Star Wars releases can contain the story without contradicting time lines and character appearances as discussed in a press release on StarWars.com.
“In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. While the universe that readers knew is changing, it is not being discarded.”
The Star Wars super fans get another juicy titbit, with just enough to keep them warm. However they will just have to wait and create ever more complicated costumes for the launch of the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.
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