Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster

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The countdown is the first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Just to get fans even more excited, Disney-Lucasfilm has released on Sunday a new poster for the anticipated seventh film, showing both stars from the original trilogy, including  and franchise newbies.

Notably absent: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia are featured, and we can see she has apparently traded in her "cinnamon buns" hairstyle for an elaborate updo. Pals Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 are also seen.

More prominently shown are newcomers Daisy Ridley's heroine Rey, a scavenger, John Boyega as Finn, who wields a blue lightsaber and Adam Driver as the mysterious masked villain Kylo Ren, who holds a red, new type of lightsaber.

The trailer will debut on Disney-owned ESPN's Monday Night Football during halftime in the New York Giants- Philadelphia Eagles NFL game, which begins at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and is directed by Star Trek director J.J. Abrams. Two teaser trailers were released, last November, in April and in August, and a poster for the movie showing Ford, Ridley and Boyega's characters was unveiled at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California in August.

Other newcomers to the franchise include Andy Serkis as the villain Supreme Leader Snoke, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on Dec. 18. 

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