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Get a closer look at Kylo Ren's lightsaber in new Star Wars: The Force Awakens spot

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Lucasfilm and Disney have released a fifth Star Wars television promo leading up to the release of The Force Awakens. If you're feeling a little fatigued at this point, no one would blame you.

For those that can't get enough footage, however, you're in luck. There's quite a bit of interesting developments and action shots packed into the 30-second spot, including a closer look at Kylo Ren's lightsaber.

The first piece of new footage we're greeted with is an attack on an unknown base, with TIE Fighters swerving in and out of the scene as Rey looks on from the distance. There's no clue as to whose base it may be, but based on the two seconds of footage we're privy to, it certainly appears to be someone on the good side.

We're also given an extended look at the scene where Rey and Finn are running away from the small, desert town on the planet of Jakku as it comes under attack. We can now finally see the vehicle they're running toward, and then unfortunately, get to see it explode into pieces as it's shot by a TIE Fighter.

Continuing with a focus on Rey and Finn, it's also the first time we get to see them piloting what appears to be the Millennium Falcon. There isn't much to go off of, but they're definitely preparing to fight someone as Finn mans the turret gun at the side of the ship.

Finally, we get a bit of a longer look at Kylo Ren's lightsaber, which according to a Reddit post (via Slashfilm), is actually an ancient weapon in the Star Wars universe. This time around, we get to see the lightsaber in action, watching as Kylo Ren spins it around and deflects various laser shots.

There's no question that the spot packs in quite a bit of new information, but it's also clear Disney is only going to ramp up their promotion for the movie in the next few weeks.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on Dec. 18.

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