‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer – Familiar Faces & ‘Star Wars’ Newbies

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BB-8 and Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (Photo by David James © Lucasfilm 2015)

You can bet there were people tuning into Monday Night Football on October 19, 2015 who normally wouldn’t be into watching the NFL, just to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens full trailer. Disney and Lucasfilm announced the trailer’s premiere a day in advance, building up the anticipation for what Star Wars fans hoped would be a trailer full of clues about new characters as well as the return of familiar faces including Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Star Wars fans weren’t disappointed as the new full-length trailer provided clips with new characters played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega as well as a glimpse of Han Solo, Princess Leia, R2D2, and Chewbacca.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also features Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Watch the trailer: