Last week the Earth shook with the arrival of the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” leaving everyone amped up for the sequel that’s due to arrive in two months. And where most blockbusters would have another trailer planned to make the most of those marketing dollars, “Star Wars” is no ordinary property, and keeping things mysterious will be the key to the big box office everyone is expecting. Or at least, that’s what Disney hopes, as director J.J. Abrams reveals that after last week’s promo, that’s about it in terms of trailers.
“The next thing is really going to be the movie. Well, there’ll be commercials, but no more trailers,” he told Extra (via Collider). The interviewer also tried to probe Abrams on the “Evil Luke Skywalker” theory that’s floating around, but Abrams nicely danced around answering that one.
Meanwhile, one person who couldn’t give two bits about ‘The Force Awakens’ is David Prowse, the original actor behind the mask of Darth Vader. “It depends if I’m playing the part of Darth Vader in it … Yes — then I’d be very interested. But if they’re putting somebody else in Darth Vader’s mask, then I’m not the slightest bit interested,” he told The Guardian.
The actor, who has previously spoken out about the prequels, doubled down on how much he really didn’t care, adding: “The new film, I know absolutely nothing about. I don’t really want to talk about it as I know nothing about it whatsoever … not being involved in it, I really haven’t got much interest. You know … not a lot, no.”
But now everyone involved in the original trilogy is feeling bummed. **SPOILERS AHEAD** Mike Quinn, who played Nien Nunb, the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return Of The Jedi,” reveals he’s back for ‘The Force Awakens’ and can even be briefly glimpsed in the trailer (you really have to squint). It’s probably just a quick cameo appearance, but perhaps a fun one for fans.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrives on December 18th.