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WATCH: Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The highly anticipated new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer had a halftime premiere during the Giants/Eagles Monday Night Football game and went online moments after.

The 2.35 minute spot showed snippets of the backstories of the character's newest characters, like John Boyega's Finn, a stormtrooper who's questioning his allegiances, Daisy Ridley's scavenger Rey, seen exploring an old ship, and Adam Driver's Darth Vader-obsessed Kylo Ren. (Watch at this link on mobile devices)

"The Force Awakens" takes place some 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi," but the plot for director J.J. Abrams' film has remained shrouded in secrecy.

This latest spot gave a few tantalizing hints as to what might have transpired in those three decades. For one, the events of the original trilogy seem to have been turned into mythology for the younger generation. Harrison Ford's Han Solo tells Rey and Finn that "it's true...all of it."

The trailer also gave fans their first look at Carrie Fisher who is reprising her role as Princess Leia. Luke Skywalker, portrayed again by Mark Hamill, has yet to be seen in full in any of the film's advertisements and is suspiciously missing from the official poster, too.

The film opens Dec. 18.

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