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The Japanese ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer has new, unseen footage

We can't handle it.


Michelle Jaworski

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Posted on Nov 6, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 4:47 pm CDT

After the release of the most recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer we thought we were done getting new footage from the film. But to our utter delight, Disney and Lucasfilm proved us wrong.

With six weeks until the U.S. release, Disney posted the Japanese trailer for The Force Awakens to YouTube on Friday (in English with Japanese subtitles), and word quickly spread of its existence.

This new trailer has much of the same footage as the trailer we saw back in October, but there’s also brand new scenes and continuations of clips that reveal even more things about the movie, which has been largely kept under wraps. We see how Rey and BB-8 meet, one location the First Order has its sights on, footage of the characters we’ve surely missed, and a meeting between two people that should have us very worried. And to nobody’s surprise, the cinematography on some of these shots is absolutely incredible.

“Hope is not lost today,” Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata says. “It is found.”

We can only hope.

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*First Published: Nov 6, 2015, 11:40 am CST