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The trailer displays the title of the upcoming Star Wars movie - The Force Awakens Disney/Lucasfilm

After months of intense speculation, the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated new Star Wars Movie: The Force Awakens, has landed online.

Whilst only 88 seconds were teased in the clip, there is still plenty to mull over until a full trailer is released some time in 2015.

Here's everything you need to know about the teaser video that's been released.

"There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?"

In what has become de rigueur for blockbuster film trailers, an ominous voice over kicks off proceedings with the line, "There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?". Dare I say it, but it sounds a little like Benedict Cumberbatch.

After these words are uttered over an opening shot of a desert landscape, the actor John Boyega, who is rumoured to be playing the hero of the film, rises up on the screen.

Donning an imperial stormtrooper uniform minus the helmet, he appears sweaty and confused as he looks around the desert.

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John Boyega donning an imperial stormtropper outfit Disney/Lucasfilm


The next shot shows a droid with a spherically shaped body. Looking like a decapitated R2-D2 plonked on top of a football, it whirrs and beeps as it zooms off - apparently in a hurry.

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A spherical-shaped droid hurries across the screen Disney/Lucasfilm


The next few shots are brief glimpses of an army of stormtroopers in an aeroplane hull, guns primed, with the plane doors opening onto an unspecified planet.

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An army of stormtroopers prepares for battle Disney/Lucasfilm

Daisy Ridley

Perhaps the biggest unknown to land a major role in the new movie, the next scene depicts Daisy Ridley, cloaked in a cowl, driving off across the desert. Could she be a bandit or outlaw figure?

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Daisy Ridley's character drives through the desert Disney/Lucasfilm

Oscar Isaac

It's then the turn of Oscar Isaac to appear as an X-Wing pilot.

The central framing of Isaac in the pilot's chair and the washed-out colour palette immediately evoke the look of the original trilogy. The shot after shows three of the X-Wings flying across the surface of a lake, with mountains in the background.

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Oscar Isaac as an X-Wing pilot in the new Star Wars trailer Disney/Lucasfilm

The Dark Side

The ominous narrator chips in again, uttering "the dark side". As he says this, a black-hooded figure trudges through a snowy forest, before pulling out his red light saber

1) Yes that is a new light saber. This version looks more like a light-sword, with the handles illuminating red as well as the blade itself.

2) We're guessing this guy is a baddie...

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A sith brandishes a new light saber in the trailer Disney/Lucasfilm

And the Light

The shot we have all been waiting for. The Millennium Falcon soars onto the screen and whirls through the air in a disorientating yet ecstatic shot as the original John Williams theme triumphantly plays over the image.

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The Millennium Falcon triumphantly soars into the air. Disney/Lucasfilm

December 2015

The classic receding text displays 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', before going on to display 'December 2015'. And that's it.

No Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Nor was there any C3PO or R2D2.

This was a teaser though and through, giving enough evidence that the look and tone of the feel will evoke the original trilogy, whilst leaving plenty of questions unanswered.

But what did you make of the trailer? Leave your comments below.