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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ behind-the-scenes trailer debuts at San Diego Comic-Con

Your heart may skip a beat.


Mike Wehner

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 11, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 9:24 am CDT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until December 18, which means there’s still plenty of time for director/producer J.J. Abrams to tease us with tiny glimpses of what’s in store. To that end, San Diego Comic-Con attendees were treated to a pretty generous behind-the-scenes look at the production of the upcoming film last night. 

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Crashed TIE fighters, huge explosions, and headless Wookiees are just a few things you’ll see if you dare to view the video above, though if you’re absolutely determined to avoid any and all potential spoilers of the film itself, you might want to avoid it. 

For anyone doubting that the new trilogy won’t live up to the originals, the bite-sized documentary is extremely reassuring. Unlike the prequel saga, the new films seem to be relying heavily on real-world props in place of CGI effects, and the production team is quite proud of that fact. 

Screengrab via Star Wars/Facebook

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*First Published: Jul 11, 2015, 1:38 pm CDT