The clip centers mostly around Rey (Daisy Ridley), who's waiting for her family to pick her up from the planet Jakku (there's a great shot of the setting sun skyline that resembles footage from Tatooine in "A New Hope"). Who that family is has long been speculated (is she playing Han Solo and Princess Leia's daughter?), but she finds a temporary substitute in BB-8, the adorable new droid who's been causing a stir on social media since his (or her) introduction.
We see Rey and Finn's (John Boyega) first meeting, as well as lots of new footage of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) leading stormtroopers on a fiery, devastating ground assault. There are also plenty of shots of aerial battles, too, with X-Wings and TIE fighters duking it out; at one point, Chewbacca appears to blow up a ship. Later, Rey finds herself trapped by Ren, his three-pronged lightsaber held to her throat in a tense scene.
"Hope is not lost today," a voice (perhaps belonging to Lupita Nyong'o's character, Maz Kanata?) says at the end of the clip, as Rey cries over what appears to be a dead body. "It is found."
Check out the awesome trailer below. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is due in theaters on December 18.
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Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights. Read More