After nearly 10 years without a new Star Wars film, the epic series born from the mind of George Lucas will be returning to the big screen next December 2015. Disney, who bought the rights to Lucasfilm, announced in 2013 their plans to create a new Star Wars film and have J.J. Abrams direct it. Another bombshell Disney announced is that all the original cast, from Harrison Ford (Han Solo) to Kenny Baker (R2-D2), will be reprising their roles from the original trilogy. Joining the original cast will be younger actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Andy Serkis, famous for his roles as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the giant ape in the 2005 film King Kong, and the smaller ape Caeser in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was also cast in the film.
While many fans are ecstatic for the new addition to the awesome series that is Star Wars, there are some fans who are more nervous than excited. Many fans claimed the last prequel trilogy of films contained too many plot holes, bad acting, and certain lead actors (*cough*Hayden Christensen*cough*) were not very relatable. For this reason, it’s safe to say that many long-time fans of the series are hoping and praying that this new film will be more like the original Star Wars trilogy.
This is one of the main reasons, I believe, why Disney decided to bring the original cast back in order to create that nostalgic feel so that the long-time fans can enjoy it as well as appealing to the newer fans with a newer, younger cast.
While fans of the series are either excited or nervous (or both), judging by the trailer it’s clear that one thing is without question:
That’s a freaking cool sword.