The Force… it’s calling to you… just let it in.
Disney debuted the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, during halftime on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
The company announced Monday the arrival of the new trailer would coincide with early ticket sales for the much-anticipated film, which won’t debut for another two months.
During the two-minute preview, which was arguably more action-packed than New York’s sluggish offense Monday, a set of new franchise characters, played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, ask Harrison Ford (Han Solo) about stories they have heard about the past.
“It’s true,” says Ford. “All of it. The Dark Side… the Jedi… They’re real.”
The spot, which also features brief appearances by both Carrie Fisher and R2-D2, is careful not to give too much away but gives Star Wars fans just enough fodder to keep busy until the week before Christmas.
Noticeably absent from both the trailer, and a new promotional poster for the film, is Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).
Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens: