‘Star Wars’ fans fail to spot Harrison Ford in audience during ‘The Force Awakens’ preview screening

Han Solo actor was in attendance as Australian fans given 10-minute preview in Sydney

Star Wars fans in Australia failed to spot Harrison Ford walking in to the cinema as they were treated to a ten-minute preview of The Force Awakens yesterday.

Ford, who returns to his role as Han Solo in the new film, joined guests at Sydney Opera House as they watched a short preview of the film, which finally hits cinemas next week. However, the fans were so fixed on the footage from director JJ Abrams film that they missed Ford come in and sit down next to them.

Australian site Bmag reported on the event. “At the conclusion of 10 breakneck minutes of footage from the notoriously secretive film, Ford stood up out of his seat,” they report. “As if by magic, a spotlight hit the actor, who promised the audience that there was plenty more where that came from, and asked us to keep our lips sealed.’
Harrison Ford asked the audience:

“Let’s make a deal — don’t tell your friends what you’ve seen here today.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in UK cinemas on December 17 and a day later in the US, where it has been given a roughly equivalent PG-13 rating.

The story takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jed but specific plot details are being kept tightly under wraps. The film’s script was penned by director J.J. Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.

Alongside the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast includes Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. Ford recently confirmed that he has already seen the film, calling it “wonderful” and “a real big movie”.