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The Force Awakens with a New Star Wars Trailer and Tells Us Little — Fortunately!

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The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer gives fans a lot to geek out about. We saw Daisy Ridley’s Rey spelunking in an abandoned star destroyer. We saw the beginning of what promises to be an emotional lightsaber battle between John Boyega’s Finn and Adam Driver’s helmetless Kylo Ren. We even saw a robotic hand, probably Luke Skywalker’s, touching R2-D2. We aren’t breaking any new ground by saying that these details are all kind of a big deal. However, the very best thing about the new trailer is that, even with 2 minutes and 35 seconds worth of new footage, we still have no real idea what the movie is going to be about. It’s comforting to know that…

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May the Fourth be with you. Always.

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The excitement about a new “Star Wars” film has been building for months, reaching a fever pitch as casting started to leak. Carrie Fisher tweeted about it! Yes, Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca. It can’t be a Star Wars film without C-3PO and R2-D2. Then, just in time for Star Wars Day (May 4), the fandom exploded like the Death Star when producer J.J. Abrams tweeted a photo of the table read. Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa are back! “Episode VII” is not a reboot but the promised continuation of the “Star Wars” saga as originally laid out by George Lucas almost forty years ago. It will tell the tale of the rebuilding of the Republic.…

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