Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (also known as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens) is directed by J. J. Abrams and it is the seventh installment in the episodic Star Wars film series. The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker reprising roles from previous films. The story is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983).
The Force Awakens will be the first film in the planned third Star Wars trilogy announced after The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012. It is produced by Abrams, his long-time collaborator Bryan Burk, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of the original trilogy films The Empire Strikes Backand Return of the Jedi. Abrams and Kasdan rewrote an initial script by Michael Arndt, who also wrote the story treatment. John Williams returns to compose the score, and Star Wars creator George Lucas serves as creative consultant.
The Force Awakens is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Second-unit filming began in April 2014 in Abu Dhabi and Iceland, with principal photography taking place between May and November 2014 in Abu Dhabi, Ireland and Pinewood Studios in England. The Force Awakens is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015, which will be over ten years after the premiere of the previous live-action Star Wars film, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
“The Force is strong in my family.”
On november 2014, Disney released the first Episode VII teaser (click here to watch). The second teaser-trailer of Episode VII was released by Disney at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, on past month. The new teaser has 1m50s while the first teaser had 80s.
The new trailer debuted with Disney-Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron that opened in theaters in first of May and we can wait to review the core original trilogy characters Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and potentially others as R2-D2 and C-3P0. Two of these old heroes we just got to see (Han and Chewie), while another (Luke) we only can hear his words “The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power, too.”
This second Episode VII teaser has been confirmed several rumors and fleshing out a few sequences from the earlier teaser. We see more of the Falcon chase sequence, this time extending through a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer, a glimpse at Han Solo and Chewbacca, looking just as cool several decades later, and a pile of new starship and Stormtrooper shots confirming artwork and rumors of redesigns.