The New 'Star Wars' Trailer Is Here — With Some Epic Surprise Guests

Source: Disney
Source: Disney

"Chewie, we're home."

Source: Mic/YouTube

A second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens shows more of the updated Star Wars universe, gorgeous shots of flight scenes and an impressive amount of world-building for a two-minute clip. But by far the most important appearance comes in the teaser's final moments: Harrison Ford, standing by furry friend Chewbacca, welcoming us back to the Star Wars universe.

Source: YouTube

The trailer debuted at a panel during the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. The panel, featuring director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, included talk about the mechanics behind robots like R2-D2 and appearances by the film's human stars as well. 

Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube

The older generation represented themselves well, with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and company appearing, but the primary focus was on the new series stars. The Force Awakens' John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley showed off their characters' new looks, but remained as coy as ever about plot details.

From left: Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega
Source: 
Disney

During the panel, Abrams told fans that The Force Awakens uses minimal CGI effects; as many physical sets as possible were used to give the most realistic effects. As the trailer shows, that's paying off in spades.

Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube

Get excited.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Kevin O'Keeffe

Kevin is the arts editor at Mic, writing about inclusion and representation in pop culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at kevin@mic.com.

MORE FROM

The 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale reveals the identity of A.D. and answers 7 other questions

You won't believe who the father of Alison and Emily's baby is.

7 times women in Hollywood pushed back against the pressure to lose weight

They're not here to fit any sort of body standard.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video shows a violent portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Nicki Minaj was given the key to Queens. These 9 verses prove she deserves it.

"A star will arise/ And she'll originate from the streets of Southside"

Here's everything you need to know for the 'Pretty Little Liars' finale tonight

Secrets abound in the 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale.

Algiers' 'The Underside of Power' is a soundtrack for every revolution — past, present and future

'Mic' talks with the experimental, Atlanta-bred group about their latest improbable fusion of industrial, punk, gospel and soul.

The 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale reveals the identity of A.D. and answers 7 other questions

You won't believe who the father of Alison and Emily's baby is.

7 times women in Hollywood pushed back against the pressure to lose weight

They're not here to fit any sort of body standard.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video shows a violent portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Nicki Minaj was given the key to Queens. These 9 verses prove she deserves it.

"A star will arise/ And she'll originate from the streets of Southside"

Here's everything you need to know for the 'Pretty Little Liars' finale tonight

Secrets abound in the 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale.

Algiers' 'The Underside of Power' is a soundtrack for every revolution — past, present and future

'Mic' talks with the experimental, Atlanta-bred group about their latest improbable fusion of industrial, punk, gospel and soul.