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Star Wars: A New Hoax

No, this 'leaked Star Wars: Episode VII trailer' isn't real

Settle down, Star Wars fans. This isn't the trailer you're looking for:

On Thursday, the internet erupted over a video that purported to be an "international teaser trailer" for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. All the elements were there: Jedi, stormtroopers, lightsabers, space battles, and John Williams' unforgettable score.

Unfortunately, the leak of a trailer two days before its planned theatrical release is, indeed, too good to be true. The account hosting the video admits as much in the description: "Awesome! Great tone to this trailer! Now I just can't wait for the real thing!"

Sorry, Star Wars fans: If you want to see the real Episode VII trailer, you'll have to pony up some cash at a movie theater this weekend. That said, this is a pretty good fake trailer, so feel free to enjoy while you wait for the real thing to drop on Friday.