You may have heard that Star Wars: The Force Awakens descended upon Comic-Con today for a panel presentation in Hall H. All that we knew going into the panel was that director J.J. Abrams, producer and LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan would be present to discuss the highly-anticipated sequel, with the tantalizing tease of "special guests" also showing up. What we didn't know is that the entire main cast would arrive, with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford taking to the SDCC stage, with the filmmakers also presenting a wonderful three-minute behind-the-scenes video from the set.

The video gave us our first official look at Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, who has not been featured in the first two trailers released thus far. The video also confirmed a long-believed rumor that Simon Pegg, who starred in three of J.J. Abrams' previous movies (Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness) does in fact have a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Judging by the costume he's seen wearing, it seems that we won't get to see his face when the movie hits theaters.

We also got our first look at Warwick Davis, although he is seen out of costume and it isn't clear who he is playing, although he confirmed his involvement in the sequel last year. It was also confirmed at the panel that the third trailer won't debut until this fall, which means that there may not be a Star Wars: The Force Awakens presence at Disney's D23 panel next month. While we wait for more information to come in, check out this terrific behind-the-scenes video, as we count down the days to Star Wars: The Force Awakens' December 18 release.

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