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Deprived for months of a new glimpse of the sequel in the “Star Wars” franchise, fans got their fix during the halftime of Monday Night Football game on ESPN.

The two-and-a-half-minute trailer for “Episode VII: The Force Awakens” is the first since April, and the movie is the first installment in the space saga since 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith.” It will be released on Dec. 18.

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