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By 17 April 2015 | Categories: news

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Capping off a week that brought us some good trailers (Mad Max: Fury Road) with some truly bad ones (Joe Dirt 2), comes the Chosen One, to restore balance to the Force and offer a new hope for our movie going prospects. That’s right, a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie has emerged.

This one is not a blatant tease, like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but rather shows actual new footage to sink one’s teeth into. From the opening music (we dare you not to get chills) to some high octane action, the trailer doesn’t disappoint, giving a glimpse into three of the new characters we can expect to see more of in the movie.

These include an X-Wing pilot, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), a scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and a very exasperated looking Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega). Beyond the obvious conclusions – is the latter fleeing the Empire or did he just forget his asthma pump?, the trailer concludes with a couple of familiar faces.  

In related news, to celebrate the new trailer (or maybe they were mindtricked into it) Twitter has released new Star Wars emojis (@StarWarsEmojis). For now though, there are three (see below) but apparently more are to come. According to Twitter, in partnership with with Disney and Lucasfilms, a variety of custom emojis will be made available, including iconic legacy characters and a handful of new characters from #TheForceAwakens.

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