Even though it’s still 5 months until the release, the hype for the next Star Wars episode called ‘The Force Awakens’ is strong. The recent Comic Con events have only made it stronger – during a panel with J.J. Abrams (director), Lawrence Kasdan (writer), and Kathleen Kennedy (Lucasfilm president and producer) the audience were surprised by the appearance of members of the new and old cast (and a squad of storm troopers, because why not). The panel was concluded with a surprise concert of The San Diego Symphony, which performed the classic Star Wars music. Pretty cool stuff.
The official Star Wars YouTube channel has also published a video ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Comic-Con 2015 Reel’, which takes us behind the scenes and shows how much work was put into making the movie, and the precision with which every detail is crafted. Also, the score of 7 millions views within a week speaks volumes too:
It needs to be highlighted that J.J. Abrams and his crew are making enormous efforts to add a touch of reality to the movie – something that is fading these days. Filming on a real desert (in Abu Dhabi), and on real sets, using real costumes and practical effects are all supposed to make ‘The Force Awakens’ a believable, breathtaking experience.
For all those who’d like to see more – here a 1 hour video from the Comic Con Star Wars panel: