Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV Spot Drops During ABC #TGIT Special

Force Friday! Disney surprised fans by presenting a Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot on Thursday, Nov. 12, during ABC’s #TGIT programming — and the 60-second preview looks epic.

storm troopers

The network’s Thursday night block — featuring Shonda Rhimes’ smash dramas Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder — featured various cast members from the shows discussing their love for Star Wars. Rhimes, 45, then announced the trailer.

The 60-second trailer, featuring both previously released and new scenes, shows Han Solo (Harrison Ford) giving Rey (Daisey Ridley) a mystery weapon. “You’re going to need this,” he says.

Daisy Ridley and Harrison Ford

Rey and Finn — played by another newcomer, John Boyega — are seen holding hands in another clip as they run from a TIE fighter attack on them. In the adrenaline-pumping scene, they are fired upon by the winged aircraft. In another snippet from the movie, Finn attacks a Stormtrooper with the symbolic blue lightsaber that’s also featured in other scenes in the trailer.

John Boyega

In the concluding moments of the segment, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, sits around a table with Fisher’s Princess Leia at a Resistance base, alongside Han Solo and C-3PO.

The tagline “every generation has a story” also hints that the two young leads in the film may be related to beloved characters from previous films in the series.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters Dec. 18.

Watch the exciting TV spot above!


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