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.


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.”


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 former 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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