New teaser clip for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ released on Instagram

Co-stars John Boyega, right, and Daisy Ridley, rear, of Star Wars The Force Awakens giving away their Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition character figures, Finn and Rey, to two lucky fans during the video games presentation at the D23 Expo on Sunday, April 16, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)

Co-stars John Boyega, right, and Daisy Ridley, rear, of Star Wars The Force Awakens giving away their Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition character figures, Finn and Rey, to two lucky fans during the video games presentation at the D23 Expo on Sunday, April 16, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams confirmed at San Diego Comic Con earlier this summer that there wouldn’t be any new “Star Wars” trailers until fall, according to the Verge, but it seems an exception has been made. A short teaser clip was released Thursday on the “Star Wars” Instagram account.

The 15-second clip took advantage of Instagram’s new landscape-friendly orientation option. It was simply captioned, “There’s been an awakening…” and the raspy in-video voice-over finishes the sentence by asking, “Have you felt it?”

The clip was a combination of old and new footage, but the stand-out moment happens when viewers get to see John Boyega’s Finn wield what appears to be Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber in a face-off against Adam Driver’s Ren.

You can watch the full clip below:

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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If you’re looking for more SW goodness, watch the Comic Con exclusive “Star Wars” gag reel, plus several other trailers released at the convention here.


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