Just yesterday we saw three teasers plus the theatrical poster for the latest instalment in the Star Wars series, The Force Awakens. I complained somewhat about the brevity of it all.

But I suppose it was just gearing up for this: the actual full trailer for the film. And it's very character-driven: we see Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) insisting she is "no one," rolling through the desert with BB-8; We also see former Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) hitting one of those what-am-I-doing-with-my-life moments – "I was raised to do one thing… but I've got nothing to fight for" – before later confronting new villain Kylo Ren for a lightsaber battle; Kylo also has his reasons: here's here to finish what Vader started.

Then there's the veteran air of Harrison Ford's Han Solo, who interestingly talks about the events of the films he starred in as true, as if these things that happened 30 years ago have already turned to myth – or darker: somehow been suppressed. He also states, talking to Rey and Finn, that the dark side and the Jedi are real. The grand scale of the Star Wars universe is coming back to life.