Today has been pretty special day for Star Wars fans all over the world with the release of the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Seriously, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve watched it. It’s bloody epic! While the trailer reveals very little, it also says a hell of a lot.
I loved seeing Han telling Finn and Rey that they “myths are real” Not to mention it was great to both see and hear from Leia again. However just like the poster there’s still no Luke Skywalker. Something makes me think there’s a big reveal being held off for him in film. Check it out below.
Seriously so dying for the release of this film. Now lets move onto the darker shit. Overnight a bunch of racist, white supremacists have decided to ruin the excitement and rain on the parade by kicking up a pretty pointless and uncalled-for storm on social media due to the fact that one of the lead-roles is being played by 23 year-old African-British actor, John Bodega. Overnight the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII began trending with people claiming the film is “anti-white”, with some even going as far to say that it promotes “white genocide”
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That’s right I forgot that the franchise’s most iconic villain was voiced by none other than white guy James Earl Jones.
Also that Billy Dee Williams who played Lando Calrissian was also white.
Oh and let’s not forget Samuel L Jackson is white as all fuck.
Seriously some people are just plain stupid and to put it simply, the load their mothers should have swallowed.
Back in February of 2014 when the cast was first revealed, director JJ Abrahms explained during the By The Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin podcast why he wanted to cast more actors of colour in the movie.
“We wrote these characters but when we went to cast it, one of the things I had felt, having been to the Emmy’s a couple times — you look around that room and you see the whitest f**king room in the history of time. Its just unbelievably white,” he said.
“And I just thought, we’re casting this show and we have an opportunity to do anything we want, why not cast the show with actors of colour?”
“Like not for sure, and if we can’t find the actors who are great, we shouldn’t, but why don’t we make that effort,” Abrahms added.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in cinemas December 17th.
What do you think of the trailer?