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Video: Teaser trailer for Rogue One


It’s here! And you’ll see a few familiar things…

Entertainment Weekly has a gallery with a closer look at the trailer imagery, including that ‘Jyn Erso’ is the proper spelling of Felicity Jones’ character’s name, and that is indeed Genevieve O’Reilly (from the Revenge of the Sith cut scenes) reprising Mon Mothma. io9 has a good breakdown, too.

And in non-Star Wars news: Star Trek Beyond, Independence Day: Resurgence and SyFy’s The Expanse


With The Force Awakens on the horizon, a few studios are busy slipping out teasers for their next franchise sci-fi flicks. On Sunday, Twentieth Century Fox released the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, with Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, and Bill Pullman picking up twenty years after the initial alien attack that was defeated by uploading a Mac virus. They also set up a site to track the history from 1996 to the present, including an explanation of where Will Smith’s character went.

And this morning, Paramount dropped the teaser for Star Trek Beyond, with a heavy dose of action, explosions, and the Beastie Boys. How many Trek films in a row will the Enterprise be destroyed? Idris Elba joins Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in this film directed by Justin Lin of Fast & Furious fame.

Ready for the big premiere tonight? I’m talking of course of the newest space story to hit the screen, based on an earlier property: The Expanse. Airing in two parts, starting tonight on Syfy, the miniseries is based on the Expanse series of novels by James S.A. Corey, a pseudonym used by Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham, who also penned Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves, one of the last Legends novels. Andrew Liptak describes The Expanse as the new Battlestar Galactica. Check it out tonight and Tuesday night at 10 pm on Syfy. You can also watch part one online. Also on Syfy, starting tonight, is a three-part adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End.

A closer look at The Force Awakens Japanese trailer


…Or International trailer, whatever we’re calling it. The focus here is on Rey, BB-8 and Kylo Ren’s broadsaber, or in other words: A cute girl, A cute robot and a crazy-ass weapon. It’s not as evocative as the last trailer, and it seems much choppier, but there is a lot of new footage here for us to pour over.

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Lucasfilm thanks fans for response to The Force Awakens trailer


In a new post on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm thanks fans for their response and enthusiam regarding the new trailer.

Thank you all for making the Star Wars universe what it is, and for keeping it alive and growing and meaningful. Star Wars is back and beginning an exciting new journey, and it’s because of you.

They also reveal that the trailer has been viewed online more than 112 million times in 24 hours.

And since it’s been such a busy week, here’s an overview of our own trailer coverage:

→ The trailer itself and some quick analysis. Dunc’s early reaction can be heard along with the rest of the Trailer Council and James live-watches.

john-boyega-vertPost-trailer tweets, because we know what you’re here for. Don’t miss John Boyega’s extended reaction video (and BB-8’s!)

Ticket sales go nuts and other post-trailer miscellany, though at least one record went unbroken.

More on the trailer’s music, and hear an isolated version of it without all those distracting visuals and dialouge.

A pair of interesting meta peices on the Jedi Order prompted by the trailer. We also reblogged several interesting Tiumblr posts: The stories, Kylo Ren’s stance and his place as a villian

On that note, we’ve featured quite a bit The Force Awakens stuff on Tumblr lately.

New Star Wars trailer doesn’t break own traffic record


The third trailer for The Force Awakens couldn’t beat the one-day viewing record set by the second trailer in April. (Yes, technically the new one is the trailer and the last one was a teaser, but: Deal with it.) Still, 37 million views is nothing to sniff at – and that’s only Youtube. An estimated 15.9 million tuned into to Monday Night Football during halftime for the trailer’s official debut.

The Force Awakens trailer music wasn’t arranged by John Williams after all (but it’s still pretty great)


While the music in the latest trailer for The Force Awakens obviously uses John Williams’ original work from the previous Star Wars installments, it’s not a newly composed track from the composer, as many of us originally assumed. /Film digs in a little and comes up with a few names.

Below, a version of the trailer music with the distracting volume fluctuations for dialouge normalized. (via)