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Just-released Star Wars TV ad and teaser video include exciting new footage

Published Dec 9th, 2015 10:33AM EST

Nine days. That’s just a little over a week of waiting until Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hits theaters. But Disney is far from done teasing the upcoming new episode from the immensely popular space saga. A couple of new videos have just been made available on YouTube, and they include exciting footage that had previously been unseen.

Excluding Luke Skywalker who’s still missing in action, the most important characters of The Force Awakens are all present and accounted for in these clips. Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata also makes a brief appearance, and Han Solo proves he’s still got plenty of wit.

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Maz Kanata has been featured on the poster but only in small sizes, The Telegraph notes, and she now appears around the 15-second mark in a Star Wars promo video published on the Disney XD channel. Kanata is an orange alien who has a special power that might be linked to the force.

The second new Star Wars clip is a one-minute TV commercial that shows Han Solo offering Rey a blaster and explaining why he’s giving it to her – we won’t spoil it for you, so check both clips below.

Meanwhile, in addition to Skywalker, there are a couple of other characters that remain unseen, including Andy Serkis’s Supreme Leader Snoke and Max von Sydow’s Lor San Tekka. It’ll be interesting to see whether Disney will show any of them in any upcoming teaser trailers or TV commercials in the coming days, especially old Luke.

Both of the new clips can be seen below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.