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Comic-Con 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Panel

Who’d have ever thought we not only see Star Wars back at Comic-Con, but the original cast members sitting in front of thousands of screaming fans about to showcase a whole new chapter to the world’s most famous intergalactic franchise.

Well surprise guest Harrison Ford sure didn’t – but none the less there he sat alongside his fellow cast members Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer, as well as a whole new generation of Star Wars alumni at yesterday’s sold out Comic-Con panel.

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Star Wars is perhaps one of the most loved and honoured of all at the world famous San Diego Comic-Con, so for fans who had queued for days to see the panel, this was a moment that would go down in history.

Original stars Carrie Fischer, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford took to the stage during Comic-Con 2015.
Original stars Carrie Fischer, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford took to the stage during Comic-Con 2015.

Co-writer, director and visionary J.J. Abrams took to the stage along with new cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie to dish all the juicy gossip to the world’s media. Fans at the event were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette that finally laid to rest any doubts about the new franchise and its ability to deliver what the original did.

For any Star Wars fan this surely left you with goosebumps and a insatiable hunger to watch the next installment, which is sure to break every box office record upon its release – with some experts expecting it to finally dethrone Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time.

Check out the exclusive featurette below:

Lucasfilm president Kathy Kennedy and original trilogy screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, who has co-wrote the new installment, had nothing but praise for the work Abrams has done of the new film, describing it as a true homage to the original work of George Lucas, who recent sold his company Lucasfilm to Disney.

Many had wondered if the original trio would be in attendance, with Harrison Ford’s recent plane crash laying doubt in the minds of fans – something instantly quashed though when the man himself surprised everyone by taking a seat on the panel.

The cast, both old and new, shared their experiences of working on the Star Wars set, as well as dropping some very subtle hints of what to expect – though most of the plot and synopsis remains a mystery, something that makes its release all the more exciting.

Check out highlights of the star-studded panel below:

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hits cinemas worldwide from December 18.

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