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New teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens foreshadows a dark lightsaber duel

This week, Star Wars fans got an early look at some of the toys from Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hitting shelves soon, and now Lucasfilm and Disney have provided a sneak peek at the movie itself with a brief, new teaser for the film.

Posted to the official Star Wars Instagram account, the 15-second teaser manages to cram in some exciting new footage from the film that concludes with a shot of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his triple-bladed lightsaber facing off against Finn (John Boyega).

“There’s been an awakening,” intones the narrator (rumored to be Andy Serkis). “Have you felt it?”

Along with the closing shot of Kylo Ren and Finn, the teaser also features a broad shot of the assembled stormtroopers of the “First Order,” as well as the popular ball-droid BB-8 and Rey (Daisy Ridley) looking skyward with some concern.

A new, full-length trailer is expected to premiere soon.

Set 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens introduces a young cast of newcomers to the Star Wars universe and brings back some familiar faces in their fan-favorite roles. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek).

Along with Driver, Boyega, Ridley, and Serkis, the film’s cast includes returning Star Wars veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, as well as new additions Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, and Miltos Yerolemou.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, and will be followed by Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One on December 16, 2016, and the still-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017. A solo movie featuring a young Han Solo is expected to premiere May 25, 2018.