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New 'Force Awakens' trailer shows a powerful First Order

There's a new international TV spot out for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," and it gives us a glimpse of just how powerful the dark side has become.

Here's the first ominous look at the powerful First Order in "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

The Force will need to be strong with old Luke Skywalker.

YouTube channel Star Wars Korea released a new TV spot for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" on Sunday. While most of the footage in the 30-second movie trailer has appeared in previous clips, the first few seconds feature new footage. It shows just how strong the dark side has become in the 30 years since the Empire was defeated in the Battle of Endor.

In the clip, which you can watch below, we see hundreds -- if not thousands -- of Stormtroopers who belong to the First Order, the evil organization that is all that is left of the old Empire. The troops are all looking up at the leaders of the movement, who will include Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) and others.

In the background are several TIE fighters and what appear to be new AT-ATs, painting a brief picture of a truly formidable army.

It looks like the heroes of the former Rebel Alliance -- now known as the Resistance -- have their work cut out for them.

The battle will begin later this year, when "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams, is released. It premieres in theaters on December 17 in Australia, and December 18 in the US, UK and elsewhere.