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Watch the thrilling first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII

Watch the thrilling first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII

"There has been an awakening," says a mysterious voice as the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII begins. "Have you felt it?"

From there, the cryptic trailer highlights several new characters in the Star Wars universe: a troubled-looking man in a Stromtrooper uniform (John Boyega), a young woman riding a Landspeeder (Daisy Ridley), and a mysterious man wielding a red lightsaber with a nasty-looking hilt. It's not until the end of the trailer that the real nostalgia trip begins: John Williams' immortal score kicks in as the Millennium Falcon takes on a pair of TIE Fighters.

What does it all mean? Fans will have plenty of time to pore over every little detail of the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer; the movie won't hit theaters until December 2015.