Did you spot Admiral Ackbar in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot?

He pops up unexpectedly, alongside new footage of Han Solo and an extended speech from Kylo Ren...


With the phrase “It’s a trap” he became a cult icon and now Admiral Ackbar’s made his long awaited Star Wars return in a new TV spot for Episode VII: The Force Awakens.


At least that’s what it looks like in this scene 48 seconds into the footage – which also features new sneak peeks at Han Solo in action and an extended speech from Kylo Ren – anyway.

The newly named General Leia is holding court at the helm of a table featuring some new and familiar faces. Can you spot Admiral Ackbar on the right hand side beside C-3PO?

Fans know the Mon Calamari officer was due to make a comeback as actor Tim Rose, who played him in the original trilogy, confirmed that the character would return in an interview with The Australian earlier this year.

The actor clearly wasn’t happy with all the secrecy surrounding the film at the time: “I’m very frustrated by that,” Rose said.

“Out of the need to be secret, we’re not actually able to get everything we need to do our jobs as well as we could. And as someone who has been doing it for 35 years, I find it very frustrating.”

At least he’s only got another month to wait…


Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens in UK cinemas on December 17th