The upcoming Star Wars movie finally has an official title! Disney used the power of social media to announce that the film will be called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The studio also shared that the filming for the production has already wrapped up and that the movie is now in its post-production stage.
After Disney announced the official title of the seventh Star Wars film, many fans showed their disappointment on social media websites. Nevertheless, they were also intrigued by it and by what it might stand for.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to arrive in a little over a year, on December 18, 2015. The movie will be directed by JJ Abrams and the action in it will take place about 30 years after the Return of the Jedi. The music for the movie will be composed by John Williams. He is the person behind Star Wars famous opening theme, which continues to be among the most recognizable in the world to this day.
One of the most exciting things about the production is that it will star many of the original Star Wars cast members. Among them are Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker and Pater Mayhew. The team will also be joined by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
This will be the first movie of the third Star Wars trilogy and it will also be the first one made after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, which produced the previous films from the franchise. The first Star Wars trilogy was released between 1977 and 1983, whereas the second resurrected the saga between 1999 and 2005.
The filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens kicked off in the spring. However, just few weeks later, Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of the production. Part of the movie was even secretly shot in Abu Dhabi. Some of the sets spotted in the emirate were massive in their size and features a spacecraft resembling a shuttle, big market, large tower and many explosives.
The next Star Wars movie is rumoured to be directed and written by Rian Johnson.