After months of anticipation, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast and filmmakers put on a show-stopping panel at Comic-Con today, in front of a packed Hall H crowd. As previously reported, there was no new trailer shown during the one-hour panel, but fans did get to see a fascinating three-minute behind-the-scenes video, which gave us our first look at Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and confirmed a long-held rumor that Simon Pegg does, in fact, have a role in the movie. It isn't known exactly what he plays, but, judging by the costume he's wearing, it seems unlikely that we'll see his face in the movie.
The photos also give us new looks at the beloved R2-D2, C-3PO, the ball droid BB-8 and even Mark Hamill, but unfortunately he is out of costume. We also see Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong'o as a mysterious motion capture character, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson and Harrison Ford. We also get a look at Warwick Davis, who confirmed his involvement in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year. But we still don't know what character he's playing. The actor is seen out of costume, but he is pictured alongside a furry creature who has not yet been identified.
Conspicuously absent from the video and images is Adam Driver, though we do see him in character as the villainous Kylo Ren back in May. Making up for his absence is a number of unidentified actors and characters, along with a slew of ships like a downed TIE Fighter and much, much more. Producer Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the next trailer won't debut until sometime this fall, so, until then, these images will have to suffice. Check out the photos and the full behind-the-scenes video below.