The clip is a recreation of the first official teaser for the film
A tribute made by US Navy crew to the upcoming Star Wars film has gone viral. Crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower recreated the first official teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead of the film’s release on December 17.
The clip is based around the Navy’s aircraft carrier and swaps X-Wings for jets, robots for rolling mop buckets and desert for the open sea.
The final part of the ‘trailer’ includes the rebranding of the Star Wars logo as Sea Wars, along with the tagline The Ike Awakens, referring to the nickname of the Eisenhower.
See the Navy tribute to the film and compare it with the official Star Wars teaser below:
The eagerly awaited new instalment is the first Star Wars film in 10 years, and features characters played by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher that have not appeared on the big screen since 1983.
Speaking about the tight control on spoilers, Mark Hamill revealed he faces a financial penalty if he reveals crucial plot information about his character.
Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker in the new film, but his iconic character has been conspicuously absent from recent teaser clips and promotional pictures. Star Wars fans have come up with numerous theories to explain his absence, including the possibility that he is “living in self-imposed exile” or potentially “lost on a desert planet”.
Discussing the ongoing threat of spoilers, the actor told PC Gamer: “I have something coming out where there’s an amount of money where if it leaks, because of me, I don’t get that payment. If I keep it a secret until the day it comes out, I get that payment. But I’m good about keeping secrets.”
Recalling that he managed to keep a huge secret while shooting the original Star Wars trilogy, Hamill added: “I’m proud of the fact that I knew a year and a half before anybody else that he [Darth Vader] was actually ‘Dad Vader’. I didn’t even tell Harrison Ford, or my wife…”