The cast and filmmakers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" debuted a new behind-the-scenes reel and teased some new information Friday at Comic-Con about the highly secretive film.
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy were joined by "Star Wars" veterans and "Force Awakens" stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Ford, making his first public appearance since his plane crash in March, assured the audience that he's doing fine.
Ford talked about his reluctance to revisit the world of "Star Wars" and the character of Han Solo. "It should have felt ridiculous, it was 30 years ago," Ford said. "I sort of grew up."
"The Force Awakens," which is due Dec. 18, picks up 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi."
Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson were there to represent the movie's bad guys.
There was no new footage to be seen. Abrams is currently editing the film and has a cut, but wants to keep tweaking to make it the film "it wants to be." He also said another trailer will come out in the fall.
Abrams did debut a behind-the-scenes reel. In addition to interviews with Hamill and others, it focused on the effects used in the film — a recurring theme in Abrams' comments about the film, which hopes to re-create the aesthetic of the original trilogy.
"Everything's changed but nothing's changed," said Hamill. "That's the way you want it to be."