The New Sith Looks Epic In 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens'

The Internet lost its collective mind when the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens launched.

It was the first glimpse we got at a project that was announced two years ago.

And, while it didn't reveal much about a film still shrouded in secrecy, it gave us a few looks at what to expect when the film launches next December.

The environments have a natural feeling to them not seen since Return of the Jedi. While CGI will always be part of modern cinema, its presence in The Force Awakens trailer is reduced.

It can be seen in the vehicles and some of the environments, but it's nice to not see Pixar-like reptiles frolicking in the background.

But let's discuss the cloaked figure with the epic lightsaber; Star Wars has needed a worthy Sith since Darth Maul got chopped in half at the end of The Phantom Menace. Maul is seen as one of the few redeeming aspects of the otherwise underwhelming Prequel Trilogy.

And the now-defunct Expanded Universe tried to fix his premature death by bringing him back to life in comics and television shows.

The unnamed Sith in the Force Awakens trailer looks ghoulish--a much better villain than Count Dooku (also known as Saruman in Star Wars) and Hayden Christensen's angst ridden take on Darth Vader.

The next thing that stood out was the presence of Stormtroopers and TIE Fighters; Darth Sidious' Empire clearly isn't dead. I will want to know the connection between this new Sith and the Empire from the Original Trilogy.

The last question pertains to the title of the film; does the awakening of the Force have to do with the death of the Emperor? The prophecy of the Chosen One drove the plot of the first six films.

It was stated that balance would be brought to the Force after Anakin killed the Emperor.

Despite the premiere of the trailer, there are still more questions than answers. For more about Star Wars, visit its official website here.

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