The new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the decade! Ever since the official news broke, that there would be a new Star Wars movie, the Internet went mad and lots of rumors and information appeared online. Today, we’re going to sift through all that Star Wars info and give you the most important 10 thins you need to know about the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
10. It’s Going to be Directed by J.J. Abrams
J.J. Abrams directed both Star Trek movies, which were a massive box-office hit. Initially, Abrams didn’t want to direct the movie, but later changed his mind. Now, he didn’t just direct it, he was one of the co-writers of the screenplay! Did you know that J.J. Abrams has been a big Star Wars fan ever since he was a little boy?
9. The Casting is Awesome
If you were to ask a die-hard Star Wars fan what the perfect Star Wars casting was, they would tell you: Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Lea and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Well, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens stars all these great actor and these amazing characters. This thing alone should make you buy a ticket and go see the movie!
8. The Filming is Complete
Production for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens lasted for half a year. Most of the filming for the movie was done in England, at Pinewood Studios, but also in the Abu Dhabi desert and on the Irish island named Skellig Michael. Unfortunately for the production team, but fortunately for us, there were a few plot and photo leaks during the production. Also, Harrison Ford was hurt, but he’s alright now.
7. The Screenplay Will Be Great
The main reason the screenplay for the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is going to be great is the fact that Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams was were hired to write the screenplay for Episode VII. They are both huge fans of the movies, which means that they will take great care of the storyline, plot and characters. Did you know that Lawrence Kasdan was a writer for Episode V and Episode VI?!
6. The Music
Another very important piece of information that we know about the new Star Wars movie has to do with the film’s music. American composer, pianist and conductor, John Williams, was confirmed as composer of the score for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. He’s composed scores for Star Wars movies before, and also Superman, E.T., the first three Harry Potter movies, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and War Horse among many others. Such a veteran will surely give us something stunning.
5. The Budget
While there is no official figure, the budget for the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is somewhere around $300. Just a kind reminder that the first Star Wars movie, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope had a budget of only $11 million, which was quite a lot for that time.
4. Plot Rumor
Because there is no official storyline yet available, all we can do is listen to the rumors and one of the most popular plot rumors about the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is that Luke Skywalker is training new Jedi with the help of Princess Leia. They are both trying to rebuild the new Jedi Order with the help of Leia’s husband, Han Solo. The Sith aren’t sleeping, though…
3. It is Going to Take Place Way After Episode VI
The new Star War movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is going to take place 30 years after Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi which means that everyone will be a heck of a lot older. Which is completely accurate! The original actors who played Han, Luke and Leila are going to play them in this new Star Wars movie.
2. It’s Going to Hit Theaters December 2015
The new Star War movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is coming out December 2015, so all you die-hard fans have enough time to get ready for it. Until then, we hope a new trailer is released really soon and more information about the movie and also an official poster that will show the main characters.
1. The Trailer is Awesome
You can watch the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens on YouTube or on IMDb. It’s just a teaser trailer, so you’re not getting too much information about the movie, but it’s enough to tell that the movie is going to be quite awesome. Watch it as many times as you want, and we guarantee you’re going to notice new details every time you do it.
Are you excited about the new Star Wars movie?