The Dark Side Rises in New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
The franchise offered fans a Thanksgiving treat with a new look at villain Kylo Ren
It’s time … for Star Wars fans to embrace the Dark Side.
The newest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks away from introducing fans everywhere to the galaxy’s newest heroes, and instead places the focus squarely on the franchise’s newest villain, Kylo Ren.
“There’s been an awakening,” a deep voice intones, over shots of the baddie standing commandingly before an army of stormtroopers. “Have you felt it?”
“Yes,” answers the voice of Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren.
Despite his intimidating presence, the trailer does show Poe Dameron – played by Oscar Isaac – commanding his fellow X-wing pilots to give ” it everything you got,” to fight back against the Dark Side, while Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) face off against Kylo Ren (and his three-pronged lightsaber!) himself.
And it seems like Star Wars‘ newest heroes will do all they can to defeat Kylo Ren, as that same ominous voice warns the villain, “Even you have never faced such a test.”
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While dedicated Star Wars fans will have to wait for the film’s release to find out exactly what that test is, at least they can take comfort in the fact that The Force Awakens‘ star, Boyega, is in the same boat.
“I haven’t see the movie,” he told E! at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations press conference on Tuesday. “I haven’t seen the movie cut together. So it will be fun when I finally do.”
Thankfully, he doesn’t have much longer to wait. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, arrives in theaters on Dec. 18.