Star Wars Celebration is going on in Anaheim, California, and while I won’t even try to keep everyone up to date on all those happenings, the biggest news out of the event was the second mammoth “Force Awakens” trailer which completely lit up the Internet yesterday.
The first trailer was designed to whet appetites and set the stage for what to expect from this next foray into the Star Wars universe. Well, the second trailer was obviously meant to be a big, meaty bite of steak dinner.
From the opening scene of a small hover vehicle cruising past the crashed corpse of a Super Star Destroyer, to the smashed remains of Darth Vader’s helmet, all the way to a gray haired Han Solo at the end, this second trailer hits all the nostalgic sweet spots. I’m not nearly as fully invested in Star Wars as a property now as I was even twenty years ago, but they certainly seem to be working hard to bring in the old crowd and the new. Check out that trailer below.
Meanwhile, a theatrical event designed to reveal the Batman vs. Superman “Dawn of Justice” trailer has already resulted in leaked video hitting the web, giving us our first real look at this new Zack Snyder film featuring DC’s two biggest heavyweights.
Color me underwhelmed. I know it’s just a first trailer, again, just designed to introduce folks to this new universe, but besides the typical gray Zack Snyder overlays and over-dramatic voiceover, it didn’t do anything to wow me. Maybe I’ll feel different when it’s not a subpar video-camera capture.
I’m one of those folks who actually thoroughly enjoyed Man of Steel, too, so I’m already half on board this new Zack Snyder DC train, but this first glimpse at Batman vs. Superman did nothing to keep me committed.