The First Trailer for ’Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens’ Has Arrived

The first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens debuted online on Friday morning.

Featuring shots of the Millennium Falcon and a new T-shaped lightsaber, it is enough to whet fans’ appetite.

In what has become quite familiar for blockbuster film trailers, an ominous voice over kicks off proceedings with the line, “There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?”. Did Benedict Cumberbatch utter those lines?

Episode VII, which also stars Adam DriverDomhnall GleesonLupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow in addition to returning cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, hits theaters in 2015 on Dec. 18.

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