(PCM) Lucasfilm and Disney premiered the first clip from J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Sunday during Disney-owned ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards, giving viewers a preview of a scene where the film’s main protagonists, Finn and Rey, find themselves in desperate need of an escape.
The first clip comes from a scene heavily featured in the teasers and trailers where Finn and Rey are running full-speed away from a series of explosions towards a quad jumper right as it’s blown to bits.
Check out the quick 15-second clip below, as well as ninth TV spot which Disney and Lucasfilm also released on Sunday.
Taking place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Harrison Ford, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, and Miltos Yerolemou.
Star Wars: Episode VII is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. Lawrence Kasdan, the script-writer behind Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, returns to the series to script The Force Awakens. Academy Award-winning composer John Williams is also reprising his role as composer for the film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is slated to open in theaters nationwide December 18, 2o15 and will be followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16, 2016, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017, and a Han Solo anthology film on May 25, 2018.
Star Wars: Episode IX and the third anthology film have yet to get release dates, but we do know that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will be directing Episode IX.
Advance tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be purchased here!
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