We learned earlier this week that ABC was planning a special look at J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens during their #TGIT line-up of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” and now that footage is online! You can watch new The Force Awakens scenes in the ABC teaser below!
You can read what the director and some of the cast members of Star Wars: The Force Awakens had to say about their characters this week, including Harrison Ford on Han Solo, Carrie Fisher on Leia Organa, Lupita Nyong’o on Maz Kanata, J.J. Abrams on the villainous First Order, Andy Serkis on Supreme Leader Snoke, and Abrams on Luke Skywalker.
Opening in theaters on December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the highly-anticipated movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be followed on December 16, 2016 by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017, and the Han Solo anthology movie on May 25, 2018. No release dates have been announced for Star Wars: Episode IX or for the third anthology movie. It was recently confirmed, however, that Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow will be helming the third Saga chapter.