Watch the New ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ Trailer

Disney and Lucasfilm have released the second trailer for the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, Calif. The new footage gives fans their first glimpse of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and Peter Mayhew’s Chewbacca from “Episode VII,” as well as a voiceover from Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker that echoes an iconic line he spoke in the original trilogy.

While Hamill doesn’t appear in the new footage in full, we see Luke’s robotic arm reaching out for R2-D2, as well as a woman (implied to be Carrie Fisher’s Leia) briefly handling a lightsaber. The teaser also shows more of franchise newcomers John Boyega (who plays Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and Daisy Ridley (Rey), with Boyega’s and Ridley’s characters joining forces on a desert planet revealed to be called Jakku by director J.J. Abrams at the film’s Celebration panel.

Other shots give us a better look at one of the film’s new Sith villains, Kylo Ren (who wielded the controversial crossguard lightsaber in the first teaser); more of the updated design for the Stormtroopers; and a dizzying battle between the Millennium Falcon and a TIE Fighter through the wreckage of what looks like a fallen Imperial-class Star Destroyer.

The pic bows on Dec. 18. Disney plans on attaching the trailer to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which opens on May 1.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” also stars Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis, Warwick Davis, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels.

Watch the entire Star Wars Celebration panel for “The Force Awakens” here.

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  1. saludaranger says:

    Why doesn’t C3PO know his own name? Nerves? He says “CP30”

  2. Ben Maine says:

    What is going on with Chewbacca. He looks like a toy. Wrong shape, wrong colour……. Just wrong!

  3. Paul Brno says:

    May The Farce Be With You

  4. Richard says:

    Looking good I

  5. Daniel says:

    I think it looks amazing. So looking forward to this.

  6. Ok Ted says:

    Not keen on the Darth Vader helmet. Looks really goofy. The concept art was much better. What happened?

  7. Cheryl Lynn says:

    I am VERY excited :) May 1977 I was 20 yrs old, FEMALE. FASCINATED with STAR WARS. I have loved ALL of the movies and MOST of the books. Not really into the expanded universe as far as novels. I am not a GAMER and the animated series didn’t grab me. I think this is THE SERIES of movies that Mr. Lucas ALWAYS intended. Interviews in 1977… NINE PARTS… I cannot wait :)

  8. Living the Geek Life says:

    Reblogged this on Living the Geek Life and commented:
    I am in love with this new teaser trailer!

  9. KSD says:

    After seeing the trailer, I am transported back to Charleston Wva, the Capitol Theater 1978. I went to my first movie, the original Star Wars, it changed forever the way I looked at movies, and I’m 11 years old again! Awesome, can’t wait!

  10. Bill says:

    Disappointed. Not at all what I was hoping for. It just looks like the prequels all over again. Far too much cgi. And what is going on with Chewie. His eyes look odd & his fur looks far too glossy. Let’s face it, Star Wars was made & belongs a long time ago.

  11. Lisa says:

    Max von Sydow!!!!!

  12. It. Looks. Awesome. Brought a tear to my eye.
    I need to calm down after that!
    Going to chill to the The Emperor, singing tracks from his new album.

  13. stevenkovacs says:

    Seeing Harrison Ford back as Han Solo almost made me cry! 😅👍🏽🌟💥🚀

  14. drakeca89 says:

    shouldent chewie have some gray in his fur, its not a big deal but u know. trailer awesome.

  15. Anakin had a robotic arm, Luke just has a robotic hand. The movies are kind of popular, after all.

  16. frank deniro says:

    Ehhh.
    Show me Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, then maybe I’ll get enthused.

  17. Nate says:

    Sadly no Jar Jar

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