“Stars Wars” and the NFL collided for a huge movie trailer release at halftime of the Giants vs Eagles Monday Night Football game on ESPN.

The trailer introduces us once again to Daisy Ridley’s Rey and John Boyega’s Finn, before kicking into high gear with glimpses of Han Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia, not to mention the evil Kylo Ren, space battles and all we’re used to seeing from the best “Star Wars” movies.

The film is set decades after “Return of the Jedi.” And as the trailer shows, the younger characters aren’t sure the stories about the Jedi are real. Han assures them everything they’ve heard is true.

Meanwhile, Kylo Ren is set on finishing what Darth Vader started (one would guess that means wiping out any vestiges of the Jedi at least).

Director J.J. Abrams prefaced the trailer with a note to fans: “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, Jawa, Wookiee, Jedi or Sith. I just hope you like it!”

Check out the newly released “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer below.


By Glenn Erby

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