There was a great disturbance in the force this past week, as if millions of “Star Wars” fans suddenly cried out in joy while trying to read Japanese.

Disney released a new trailer in Japan for the coming film, “The Force Awakens,” and the two-minute video included several snippets that had not yet been released in the film’s three preceding previews. For the discerning Japanese filmgoer, Disney saw fit to roll out cinematic space-crash scenery, storm troopers with flame-throwers, new names, more dialogue and a closeup of Chewbacca’s hand (opposable thumb and all). Vast swaths of the Internet occupied by “Star Wars” fanatics predictably exploded with glee and speculation.

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