New Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer sees Finn wielding Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber


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Star Wars’ official Instagram account has posted a new teaser trailer for The Force Awakens, seeing John Boyega’s Finn and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren prepare to clash lightsabers.

The brief (and frustratingly lo-res) teaser mostly consists of moments we saw in the main and international trailers, though it does shed a little light on why Kylo was stalking through the snowy wood - apparently confronting the heroic Finn, who appears to be wielding Luke’s lightsaber which we saw passed to Leia in the second teaser.

The scene could be elaborated on in the next full-length trailer, which is rumoured to be dropping in September.

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Though Kylo appears an incredibly menacing antagonist, he is apparently not a Sith lord.

"Kylo Ren is not a Sith," Abrams told Empire. "He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.”

Ren, Snoke (Andy Serkis) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) are all part of the First Order, an army that rose out of the ashes of the old Galactic Empire.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in cinemas on 18 December, 2015.