The “Star Wars” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday brought together a handful of original cast members.
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford joined several other actors from the franchise on stage. It marked Ford’s first public appearance since the actor was injured when his plane crash-landed in March. Fisher and Hamill had previously reunited at the “Star Wars” Celebration event earlier this year alongside former co-stars Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels, but it was truly a treat to see Luke and Leia with Han Solo.
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And for the record, Ford says he’s feeling “fine”:
Although “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams said the new trailer won’t debut until the fall, a behind-the-scenes reel was shown during the panel. The video featured a look at “The Force Awakens” cast on set, including Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Lupita Nyong’o.
A few key details about the upcoming film also were revealed on Friday. Adam Driver, Domhall Gleeson and Gwendoline Christie all came out as members of the Dark Side during the panel. While we knew Driver will play a bad guy named Kylo Ren and Christie will play Captain Phasma, we learned that Gleeson is also an evil character. The “Ex Machina” star will play General Hux, who’s in command of Starkiller base, a new location that’s an homage to Luke Skywalker’s original last name in the “Star Wars” scripts.
It was also confirmed that Simon Pegg will indeed be in “The Force Awakens.” However, we won’t see his face, since his character will be hidden in a costume.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is out on Dec. 18.