New 'Star Wars' trailer released
(CNN)Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back.
At an emotional event in Anaheim, California, director J.J. Abrams and the "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" cast showed off for the audience and then capped the presentation with the trailer for the new film.
They're "retired," she said.
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Also introduced: "Star Wars" emoji, some new Stormtroopers and the BB8, the soccer-ball-like droid that rolled around the stage, to the delight of the audience.
It wasn't CGI, either, as much of the movie, Abrams said, was filmed on actual sets.
Twitter erupted with near-instantaneous reaction, most of it enthusiastic.
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The new "Star Wars" is due out December 18.
CNN's Henry Hanks was in the audience. Here are his five top takeaways from the event: