This Gif of the Millenium Falcon Could Be Your First Look At Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 6:33PM
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Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 6:33PM
This Gif of the Millenium Falcon Could Be Your First Look At Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There have been countless rumors about the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in recent days; when will it drop and what will it feature seems to be all any self-respecting Star Wars fan seems to care about. But could it be that after months of debate, speculation and anticipation, our very first glimpse of at footage from J.J Abrams' 2015 picture could come in the form of a humble Gif? 

 

The folks over at Making Star Wars dropped this gif, which appears to show the very same Millenium Falcon scene described by various parties who claimed to have been privy to an early screening of the teaser....

 

Is this the first footage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Now, before we get too excited, Making Star Wars aren't stating where they got this gif from, and they aren't saying outright that this is genuine footage, but this 3 seconds of repeating footage is enough to make any Star Wars fans go weak at the knees. There are, however, a couple of points that need addressing. Sure, this looks like the Millenium Falcon, but there is one key difference. Note the radar dish on the right of the craft. It's different to the one seen on the original trilogy Millenium Falcon (seen below), but what at first glance seems like a glaring error may actually turn out to be a nice piece of attention to detail.

 

Millenium Falcon

(Credit: LucasFilm)

 

Some of you might remember that when Lando Calrissian was piloting the Millenium Falcon through the tunnels of Death Star 2.0, that round sensor dish you see in the image above was actually knocked off, so it could actually be perfectly feasible for this new addition to be a legitimate modification.

 

Teaser Trailer Release Date

There are also a number of sources who are now reporting that the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut at select theaters over the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. These reports don't specify which theaters and which showings, but a number of sources are stating that Disney will require 100 participating theaters to run a special early screening of Big Hero 6 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the holiday weekend. During these early screenings, and potentially every other screening of Big Hero 6 is, reportedly, when we will get our first full look at the teaser trailer for The Force Awakens.

 

What do you make of the rumors? Is this Disney's  "Something bigger" that they have planned for the trailer or is it more fan nonsense?

 

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