Fans were sent into a frenzy as a behind-the-scenes clip from Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Force Awakens was released at Comic-Con International on Friday.
The three-and-a-half minute video gives loyal followers insight on the making of the highly-anticipated seventh film of the franchise.
Classic stars including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels could be seen in the clip as well as newcomers Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson.
Director of the flick, JJ Abrams, is shown hyping up the cast and crew as he makes the announcement: ‘We are here on day one of Star Wars: Episode Seven. How incredible is that?’
Characters getting into their costumes, interviews with the cast, sets being built, majestic scenes of the desert planet Jakku and even explosions were major elements of the video.
Hamill, 63, who starred as Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy filmed in the Seventies and early Eighties reflected in the video: ‘Real sets, practical effects, you’ve been here but you don’t know this story.
‘Nothing’s changed really, well, everything has changed but nothing has changed. That’s the way you want it to be really.’
He was not the only returning cast member who had similar feelings about being on set as Mayhew, 71, talked about getting back in the groove as he put his Chewbacca costume on.
The British actor said: ‘Getting back to the old days, the old ways of doing things,’ before warming up his signature Chewy growl.
The legends were not the only ones hyped up about being on set of the highly-anticipated sci-fi flick as the rookies were seemingly in awe of being there.
Irish actor Gleeson, 32, was excited to be a part of the project with past and present stars alike as he explained: ‘I was in the same room as all these legends and with all these new people who I’m sure are going to be legends themselves.’
Perhaps nothing displayed the spanning of generations pertaining to the upcoming film than the last shot of the clip which showed Ridley getting into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with none other than Han Solo himself: 72-year-old Harrison Ford.
On Friday, Director Abrams and several of the stars from the film took part in a panel at Comic-Con to discuss the upcoming film.
The film is set for release on December 18.