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Watch: First Teaser for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Eighty-eight second teaser offers the first real glimpse at the highly anticipated Disney movie, including a first look at franchise newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley and the triumphant return to the skies of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon.

The first teaser for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has hit the Web.

The 88-second teaser, which debuted at 30 select theaters and on iTunes on Friday, offers the first real glimpse at the highly anticipated Disney movie, the plot details of which have been kept tightly under wraps. While the teaser reveals no major plot points, viewers are given glimpses of new droid and lightsaber tech, stormtroopers preparing for battle, and a first look at franchise newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon also makes its triumphant return to the skies.

First launched in 30 theaters across North America, the new teaser can now be seen in theaters around the world this December. Check out StarWars.com for a complete list of theaters.

The new Star Wars film, which picks up three decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, is headlined by original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO). New additions to the cast include Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Game of Throne’s Gwendoline Christie along with Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley, performance-capture artist Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist).

Directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and veteran Abrams collaborator Bryan Burke, Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters December 18, 2015.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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