In it, fans get a glimpse at both new stars and old. In fact, there’s a special treat at the end when Han Solo (Harrison Ford) shows up with Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).
"Chewie, we're home," Han says, breaking a 30-year silence. After all, the last time fans saw the two cinematic icons on screen together was in 1983's Return of the Jedi.
While Ford, Mayhew, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker return for director J.J. Abrams' continuation of the series, new faces include Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Lupita Nyong'o.
The movie, full of action-packed battle scenes, clearly keeps it retro with limited CGI. ETonline's Ashley Crossan was on the scene at the Star Wars celebration as the room exploded at the revelation that Abrams opted for mostly practical sets.
"You're more than just fans," Hamill told the crowd. "You're family."