Earlier today a teaser video was released from J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot. The 1 minute and 7 second clip is titled Stranger. Speculation and rumors are running rampant across the internet, and nothing official has been released regarding this mystery project from Bad Robot.
No, I personally don’t think the video has anything to do with Star Wars. But it’s fun to think about! It’s hilarious when a one-minute teaser video is already more entertaining and enjoyable than the nearly six-hour-long prequel movies.
Let’s play the what-if game. What if this is Star Wars? What if we’re going to get a dark and gritty Star Wars film? What if our villains will be merciless, and our heroes will be flawed? I’m in! That’s the kind of Star Wars I want! Leave your kids at the door. Take off your podracing goggles. Throw away your “I don’t like sand” and your “m’lady“. If this is Star Wars (I don’t think it is), I think we’re all in for something new and fresh, fast and deep, sinister and malevolent.
What is more likely is that this is a product of Bad Robot’s newly acquired right to Rod Serling’s, the creator of Twilight Zone, final script titled The Steps Along The Way. Sure, it’s way too early to tell what this video is teasing for, but it’s always fun to jump on the internet and join the rumor machine!