Star Wars The Force Awakens: First look at Luke and Leia Skywalker in behind the scenes clip from Comic Con

Simon Pegg also confirmed for the sequel

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Fans are getting very, very excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we’re not talking just a little excited; we’re talking people camping outside a hall at the San Diego Comic Con for two days just to get a glimpse at one of the stars (actors that is).

Just look at these queues! People are waiting in line outside, just to wait even longer inside. One Twitter user writes “Only 9.5 hours to go.”

But what were they waiting for? Many hoped for a new trailer to drop and many were anxious to whether the original trio – Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher – would actually appear.

Well, fans got more than they bargained for as nearly every star of the movie was there, the panel marking Ford’s first public appearance since his plane crash earlier this year.

Not only that, but a three minute behind the scenes clip was release that gave us our first look at both Luke and Leia Skywalker in action.

In the clip you get a quick look at Hamill’s Luke in hand cuffs being pulled around by a Stormtrooper, while we see Fischer’s Lei looking moody. We also get a brief look at Simon Peg, now confirmed to be in the film, saying “My whole life has led to this moment.” Watch the clip below.

Let's have a closer look at some of those awesome shots.

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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker being carried off by a Stormtrooper

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Simon Pegg in costume on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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An explosion from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega

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Princess Lei as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Once the reel finished there was a lot of clapping, some further revelations - such as Gwendoline Christie confirmed as Stormtrooper Captain Phasma and Domhnall Gleeson playing a character called General Hux  – and some fans in tears once Ford walked on stage, but it wasn’t over.

Waiting half a mile away at the San Diego Symphony was a massive stage, and upon it were not only the stars who attended the panel but an orchestra ready to play all the classics such as 'Imperial March', the Ewoks theme and even Anakin’s theme.

Then, just before the end, a video was shown, celebrating Star Wars being at nearly every Comic Con, and the Star Wars main theme was played just as fireworks shot out.

Those fans who queued for days were, understandably, left gobsmacked.

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