New Star Wars trailer shown in the US
THE drum roll leading to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens intensified when Disney announced that it would release a trailer for the hotly anticipated film.
The trailer was to air during ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast in the United States, giving millions of viewers a sneak peek, the film company said on Sunday.
Disney announced that tickets for the film would go on sale yesterday for showings in theatres across the globe, ahead of its Dec 18 US release. The film opens in Singapore on Dec 17.
It also released a poster depicting characters in the latest instalment of the franchise.
The poster features faces new and old: Daisy Ridley who features prominently as scavenger Rey wielding a staff-like weapon; Adam Driver (Girls) as the evil Kylo Ren with a red light sabre; and old hands Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as Han Solo and Princess Leia respectively.
This is the seventh instalment in the wildly popular space saga. It is directed by J. J. Abrams.