JJ Abrams releases new behind-the-scenes reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during San Deigo Comic-con panel

We were told prior to yesterday afternoon’s panel not to expect a new trailer for the upcoming seventh film in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. While Disney were good to their word on that one, we did end up getting a quick look at the film anyway.

The behind the scenes reel gives a quick glimpse of sets, locations, cast members old and new and a whole lot of practical effects, including star Daisy Ridley manning the Millenium Falcon’s turret guns as they whip around.GettyImages-480346314.0.0

Additionally, we get our first glimpse of Carrier Fisher in her new, very military-styled Princess Leia costume, Peter Mayhew in his Chewbacca costume and even a new, quick glimpse of Harrison Ford in his Han Solo costume.

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The spot also features a very, very pleased Simon Pegg (who it appears will be hidden within an alien costume in the film) who simply claims, as we all would in his position, “I’m in heaven.”

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Abrams pointed out that a new (and likely final) trailer will arrive later this year. Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theatres this Christmas and we can’t flipping wait.

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David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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