It’s not much—in fact, it might feel like the shortest 88 seconds of your life—but the first trailer for director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here, and they weren’t kidding when they called it a “teaser.”

“There’s been an awakening, have you felt it?” a voiceover bellows before cutting to shots of a soccer ball-shaped droid, Stormtroopers, and X-wing starfighters in flight. A dark cloaked figure wielding a red cross-shaped lightsaber treks through the snow as the voiceover continues “the Dark Side … and the light,” and then the money shot: the Millennium Falcon! It’s really happening!

(Side note: Does that voiceover sound an awful lot like Benedict Cumberbatch doing his Khan thing to anyone else?)

The trailer, which hit the web today and is playing in select theaters this weekend, ends by reminding us that this movie doesn’t come out until December 2015. So, like, a whole year from now. That’s a long time to wait, but it looks like it’ll be worth it.


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