This new Star Wars teaser puts the focus on Finn with lots of fresh footage

At this point, every day seems to bring a new glimpse of J.J. Abrams’ vision for the Star Wars universe.

Of course, anyone looking to stay blissfully unaware of anything that happens in Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens might want to look away now, because the latest teaser for the much-anticipated movie features quite a bit of new footage — much of it focusing on John Boyega’s character, Finn.

After opening with Finn telling the audience, “You don’t know a thing about me,” the brief preview rolls out a series of sequences featuring Boyega’s character battling a stormtrooper while armed with a lightsaber, having brief exchanges with Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, and even piloting a ship that may or may not be the Millennium Falcon. Basically, the teaser makes it pretty clear that Rey won’t be the only star of The Force Awakens.

Fans eager to see more of the now-famous BB-8 will also be pleased, as the teaser includes a few more scenes of the ball-droid in action, too.


Set 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens introduces a new set of heroes and villains to the Star Wars universe, while also bringing back a long list of fan-favorite characters from the previous films. The film stars returning cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, as well as newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, and Miltos Yerolemou.

The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay penned by Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, and Michael Arndt.

Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015. It will be followed on December 16, 2016, by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, then Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017, and the Han Solo anthology movie on May 25, 2018.

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