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Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer: Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber made a small cameo

Last week Walt Disney Studios released the first trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens, and since then the trailer has been viewed over 40 million times. Just moments after the trailer has debuted, Star Wars fans have been pouring over the footage, looking for the smallest detail that could shed any light on the upcoming film.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that the narrator of the film was Andy Serkis, made famous by his wonderful work as Gollum in Lord of the Rings trilogy. ABC news (a company owned and operated under Walt Disney Studios) had a small confirmation to share as well tonight on their 6pm broadcast. The small lightsaber noise that you hear at the end of the trailer (hear not see) is the same sound-effect used as Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber starting up from the original film released in the 1970s.

Of course most of the attention from the trailer has gone to the three-pronged Sith lightsaber that has attracted some negative attention with the fans. Either way, the trailer is still one of the most popular teasers to have been released in 2014, and we imagine the first full-length trailer will be one of the most popular in 2015.