Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of chatter about the new characters seen in the Star Wars 7 trailer. Most notably actor John Boyega who appears in the opening of the trailer. There are many Star Wars fans out there who expect a certain format from the Star Wars universe and are somewhat put out by the use of a black actor portraying a storm-trooper.
The simple fact is, it doesn’t matter and I believe that like Star Trek the Star Wars franchise has got stuck in a rut over the last few decades. J.J Abrams has got his work cut out for him, the pressure to produce a film that will please old and new Star Wars fans is immense.
When I first found out he was producing a reboot of Star Trek back in 2009 I was apprehensive and unsure the film would work with another actor playing Captain Kirk. But my fears were soon vanquished when I went to see the film.
I am sure Abrams will deliver on Star Wars 7, so I call on Star Wars fans alike to put aside any doubt they have, and as Obi-Wan Kenobi says to Luke in the film trust in your feelings.