Given that Episode VII isn’t due to start filming for another few months yet, it’s going to be a while before we get to see the first teaser or trailer for the next installment in the Star Wars saga. Thankfully, the internet has never been the sort to allow the orderly progression of time to get in their way, so YouTuber Mr. 88668866 decided to splice together a fan-made trailer to tease us with the epic prospects of a return to the galaxy far, far away.
Of course there isn’t actually any official footage from Episode VII at this point, so Mr. Lots-of-Numbers spliced together all manner of futuristic/space-y moments from movies including Serenity, Star Trek (2009) & Star Trek Into Darkness, John Carter, Man of Steel, Ender’s Game, Thor: The Dark World, and the trailers for the upcoming Noah and the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending. Yes, you read that right — he got Biblical epic in our Star Wars.
However, a bunch of random sci-fi imagery does not a Star Wars vibe make, but fortunately the video game world is on hand with tons of footage featuring Jedi, Sith, Lightsabers, and the rest. It helps that the Star Wars games over the years have been advertised using top-notch cinematic trailers, so you’ve effectively got several action-packed CGI Star Wars short films to choose from. If you’re not familiar with the gaming world, this fan trailer incorporates from the Old Republic MMO (especially the Sith sacking of Coruscant) and the excellent Force Unleashed game that focused on Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, Starkiller. (And maybe some from the horrible second game, but I’m doing my best to forget it exists.)
Mr. 88668866 has a second Ep VII trailer as well, this one that uses footage from several of the above-mentioned flicks as well as The Chronicles of Riddick, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Green Lantern, god help us.
And hell, just because it’s kind of awesome, here’s a nice little SW short called Dark Troopers. Directed by filmmaker Corey Vidal, consider it Exhibit A in why lightsaber/blaster battles should be held entirely in darkened rooms. (We won’t even detract any points because you can tell it’s somebody’s garage.)