Coming Distractions: John Boyega wields a lightsaber in new Force Awakens teaser

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT

As Star Wars fans approach next week’s Force Friday (when all of the new Star Wars toys officially hit shelves), Disney and the notoriously secretive J.J. Abrams have been very slowly doling out new information about The Force Awakens. This morning, a surprise teaser was released on the official Star Wars Instagram account that finally features one of our heroes wielding a lightsaber.

The new clip opens with the massive shot of the First Order rally that was first seen in the international teaser released a few weeks back. The voiceover from the original teaser trailer continues as a short shot of Rey and BB-8 looking upon someone or something in awe on the jungle planet assumed to be Yavin IV plays. The short clip ends …

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