Star Wars – The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed, co-produced, and co-written by J. J. Abrams. It is a seventh part of Star Wars series, starring by Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow. It is scheduled to release on 18th December, 2015 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. Another two sequels of Star Wars are scheduled to release in 2017 and 2019.
If you are liking Star Wars series and its iconic characters, then Star Wars – The Force Awakens would gain your more attention and increase your excitement. Record-breaking international opening of the Star War picked up $528 million over the weekend Domestically which is made in around $200 million production cost.
Here is about whole series of Star War and its earning:
|Release Date||Movie||Production Cost||Worldwide Earning|
|May 25, 1977||Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope||$11,000,000||$786,535,665|
|May 21, 1980||Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back||$23,000,000||$534,058,751|
|May 25, 1983||Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi||$32,500,000||$572,625,409|
|May 19, 1999||Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace||$115,000,000||$1,027,044,677|
|May 16, 2002||Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones||$115,000,000||$648,200,000|
|May 19, 2005||Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith||$115,000,000||$848,998,877|
|Aug 15, 2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||$8,500,000||$68,695,443|
|Dec 18, 2015||Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens||$200,000,000||$610,776,417|
Writer George Lucas had began his work on the story of Episode 7 in 2011 and the acquisition was finalized on October 30, 2012. Principal photography of the movie began on May 16, 2014, and ended in the first week of November in 2014. Shooting of the movie is done in Abu Dhabi desert, in the Irish island Skellig Michael, and most of the shooting was done at Pinewood Studios in England which is enough room to shoot whole movie.
Trailer shows the story in which, because of Jedi’s return, 30 years after the Battle of Endor and the events portrayed. When a defector lands on a desert planet Jedi meets a tough scavenger – Rey – whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.
Paul Martin Smith started the process of dialogue editing on heavy scenes in England. Where Ben Burtt is the film’s sound editor, who was responsible for action sequences under Lucas’ supervision.
The iconic work of Star Wars would not have been possible without the genius Richard Edlund. He said that, “We all had great commercial reels, John had worked on Silent Running and I had worked on the Star Trek television show and various movies. I set up Al Whitlock’s first matte shot for a movie that never went anywhere, called The Glory Guys. But we didn’t have any feature effects. Fox was really paranoid about us because we were spending money and they had no understanding of what the hell we were doing.”
3D printing plays major role in their creation, it makes the film more and more attractive. Biggest use of 3D printing is to save the most recognizable characters from the movie. Hollywood costume designers to incorporate 3D printed features.
PartWorks CEO Scott Geller said that, “3D printing is dramatically changing the motion picture, home video and television industry. PartWorks is uniquely positioned to provide a one-stop digital manufacturing solution that studios and production houses can rely on to quickly and efficiently bring fantasy closer to reality. In a business where each prop is custom and can be quite extraordinary, our customers demand quick, reliable response and premium service. Our unique combination of custom part design and production services dramatically reduces turnaround time and lowers the risk of involving multiple partners.”
John Boyega’s Finn is a human male, served as a First Order Stormtrooper, playing secretive role in the movie, wearing a Stormtrooper uniform and no helmet. Finn said that, “I was raised to do one thing, but I’ve got nothing to fight for.”
Daughter of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and General Leia (Carrie Fisher). Female character and resilient survivor playing a key role in the new adventure. Talking about Rey, director J.J. Abrams said, “I tend to gravitate towards stories of women, of young women in situations – as I did with Felicity and Alias. And we were talking about ‘Who could this be?’ and I saw this young woman.”
Master of the Knights of Ren and to some capacity a commander, Kylo Ren is Force-sensitive human male. He is son of Leia Organa and Han Solo. Kylo Ren is also an on-the-ground type of villain.
Showing incredible talent as a actor, Poe Dameron was born two years before the Battle of Endor who served as a commander in both the New Republic and the Resistance’s Starfighter Corps as a pilot. Isaac revealed that Poe is “the best fricken pilot in the galaxy.”
Son of fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padme Amidala, Luke Skywalker is a Force-sensitive Human male Jedi Master playing an incredibly important role in the story.
She is daughter of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo and younger twin sister of Luke Skywalker.
He is space smuggler who fought in some of the most pivotal battles of the Galactic Civil War. He is very favourite personality of Star War series.
He is a Wookiee male warrior, smuggler and co-pilot of Han Solo’s starship, the Millennium Falcon. In The Force Awakens he is playing key role. He is One of the few Wookiees who managed to escape slavery and the Galactic Empire.
R2 – D2 is astromech droid of R2 series. R2-D2 is one of the four characters who have been in every movie in the franchise. R2-D2 is one of the astromech droids stationed on Queen Amidala’s Naboo Royal Starship. It is of 32 kilograms and has 1.09 meters in height, which is made by Industrial Automaton manufacturer.
Talking about film’s biggest moments and worthy villain, J.J. Abrams said, “Star Wars had the greatest villain in cinema history. So, how you bring a new villain into that world is a very tricky thing. We knew we needed to do something f—king bold. The only reason why Kylo Ren has any hope of being a worthy successor is because we lose one of the most beloved characters.”
He added, “Long before we had this title, the idea of The Force Awakens was that this would become the evolution of not just a hero, but a villain. And not a villain who was the finished, ready-made villain, but someone who was in process. It’s this massive tradeoff. How can we possibly do that!? But… if we hadn’t done that, the movie wouldn’t have any guts at all. It felt very dangerous.”
Well, Star War – The Force Awakens, is released now and if you haven’t seen this movie, go fast and buy tickets because after very long time you would be able to see such a fantastic movie.