“Star Wars” fans have had a couple weeks to cool down after watching the recent 88-second teaser for “The Force Awakens,” which was released on Nov. 28. Now that the dust is settling, Luke Skywalker himself is finally ready to weigh in on the trailer.
Mark Hamill recently discussed his thoughts on giving the public their first look at a “Star Wars” film that he’s in since the iconic 1970s trilogy. As it turns out, he’s much less interested in watching the trailer than he is watching others watch the trailer.
“The most moving aspect of them releasing that trailer was watching a [video] of other people watching it,” he told IGN, speaking of a video his daughter played for him. “Sometimes you get sort of isolated and disconnected because I don’t really follow it as closely as, say, [my son] Nathan does, but to see those people that thrilled, it was moving to me. I actually got a lump in my throat watching that.”
Although the film is a year away from hitting theaters, that hasn’t stopped fans from watching and analyzing every aspect of it, such as the subtle differences to the Millennium Falcon. However, the one man who everyone would expect to have both seen the trailer and broken down every second, George Lucas, says he’s waiting to do so on the big screen.
Speaking to Page Six recently, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas admitted that he hasn’t seen the trailer yet. “The Force Awakens” will be the first movie in the franchise that Lucas wasn’t directly involved with – although he was reportedly a consultant.
“I don’t know anything about it. I haven’t seen it yet,” he told the outlet. “Because it’s not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it’s released.”
While Lucas’ reaction is jarring, Hamill remains like an excited child when it comes to teasing the film. Speaking to E! Online, the 63-year-old actor opened up about the culture of spoilers in the modern day.
“I don’t understand why people would want to know what happens!” he said. “I love not knowing. It’s a whole different world now where there’s an industry whose entire goal is to leak – to leak the entire script. I don’t understand it.”
Details remain scarce about the film’s plot and the cast is under a tight gag order to ensure that nothing about the film is released before it needs to be. “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” hits theaters Dec. 18, 2015.