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‘Star Wars’ big hit at recent Comic-Con

Carrie Fisher, from left, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford attend Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" panel on day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego.
Carrie Fisher, from left, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford attend Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" panel on day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego. AP

A packed house at the San Diego Convention Center of Comic-Con attendees not only got to see some new footage from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” but they also got to hear from many of the actors.

Included in the panel was Harrison Ford who was making his first major public appearance since being hurt in a plane crash.

The panel also included Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), John Boyega (Finn); Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).

Those who were at the event also got treated to a “Star Wars” concert followed by fireworks.

The next big publicity push for the new film will come in mid-August when the “D23 EXPO 2015” is held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1

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