LucasFilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at San Diego Comic Con delivered everything but a new trailer for the upcoming film. Director J. J. Abrams said that they will release a new trailer this fall, and although he didn't have new footage ready to show to to the con's attendees, he didn't want to leave them empty handed. Seconds later, the lights dimmed, and over three minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Force Awakens played, showing many familiar faces, and some new ones we didn't expect to see in this movie.
After the footage concluded, almost every key cast member from the film came out on stage to talk about Star Wars and answer fan questions. The lineup included Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. At the end of the panel, the thousands of people in the auditorium were invited to a surprise live Star Wars concert. Sounds like a damn good time.
You can check out the behind-the-scenes footage below.
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