Harrison Ford’s Han Solo shoots blaster in new ‘Star Wars’ teaser – watch

A new minute-long teaser for 'The Force Awakens' premiered on US TV last night (November 12)

Yet more new Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage has been unveiled in a minute-long US TV spot.

Highlights from the teaser, which premiered on ABC last night during the network’s popular “TGIT” programming block, include a quick glimpse of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo shooting his blaster. Check it out below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release in the UK on December 17 and in the US a day later. It takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jedi, though specific plot details are being kept tightly under wraps. The film’s script was penned by director JJ Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.

Alongside Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o and the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis. Meanwhile, it has emerged that the film will feature a character apparently named after a Beastie Boys album.

Abrams has also revealed that Carrie Fisher’s Leia will not be referred to as “Princess” in the film, but has instead been given a new, more military-sounding title.

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