A new international trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” holds some new footage for fans.
Those who have watched the previous trailer endlessly will spot some new details in this preview, including new character details about character Rey (Daisy Ridley).
In the new trailer, Rey interacts with the droid BB-8. “Where do you come from?” she asks it. “I know all about waiting for my family.”
In addition, Rey and former Stormtrooper Finn introduce themselves officially to one another and we see more of Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and the droid C-3PO. While Han Solo (Harrison Ford) previously said in a trailer, “It’s all true,” this time he says, “The Force – it’s all true.” This matches up with the dialogue from a previous trailer, in which someone says, “The Dark Side, the Jedi – they’re real.” (Perhaps Han wouldn't call it a hokey religion any longer?)
Meanwhile, Ren is threatened by the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). She also looks very shocked by that lightsaber – perhaps she’s never seen one before?
Following the release of the last trailer, advance tickets for “Force” went on sale. This caused many ticketing sites to crash and there were record advance sales for IMAX tickets.
All this has industry watchers wondering, just how big will “Force” go in terms of box office? Interest in the upcoming movie seems huge, with the trailer that was released last month now having been viewed more than 56 million times.
And though the first movie was released in 1977, the original “Star Wars” trilogy is hardly a relic – the decades between the original trilogy and this upcoming movie merely seem to have created more fans, despite poorly received prequels that were released in between.
The fact that six previous “Star Wars” films have been released will no doubt help "Force" at the box office. The top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time domestically (without adjusting for inflation) have all come out in the past few years, with the exception of the original “Star Wars” film, which, counting its two re-releases, is now the seventh-highest-grossing film of all time.
But seven of the 10 highest-grossing films are all sequels. Movies like “The Dark Knight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Shrek 2” had characters and stories that were already known to audiences. Few movies have the audience awareness of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which is the first new “Star Wars” movie in 10 years and features the return of the beloved original cast. Expect to see “Force” in that top 10 ranking soon.