Believing Dameron to be dead, Finn begins wandering through the desert, discarding his stormtrooper armor along the way and eventually arriving at the nearest settlement, thirsting for water. The two join Han and Chewie and successfully jump to hyperspace in the Falcon. Realizing that Poe and Finn were going after BB-8, Hux sends out a squadron of search teams to the area. She also draws on her experience climbing through wrecked Imperial starships to make her way through the bowels of the installation's machinery. It is currently the fourth highest-grossing film of all time (behind Avengers: Endgame, Avatar and Titanic). Various retailers also included exclusive content and/or packaging,[123] and one deleted scene was exclusive to the digital download. [57], During a concert with the Young Musician's Foundation Debut Orchestra on February 9, 2013 composer John Williams stated that he was hoping to get the chance to write the musical scores for the new trilogy. During the fighting at the castle, Finn wields the lightsaber to kill one stormtrooper before he is overpowered by FN-2199, a former squadmate of Finn's. A desperate and terrified Finn comes to her aid immediately. But because he was right there, passed by Leia, it felt almost like a slight, which was definitely not the intention."[143]. The No. Inside the main base, chaos reigns as General Hux has already fled, and the other officers rush to abandon the installation as well. Director(s) Poe flies in and destroys the Starkiller's thermal oscillator. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduces new gameplay mechanics, including the enhanced Multi-Builds system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game, or engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order.” Speculation Season Starts: Let the Sequel Trilogy Rumors Begin! Maz gives Luke's old lightsaber to Finn for safekeeping, telling Han she doesn't have time to tell him how she retrieved it. Ren angrily accuses Finn of being a traitor, and Finn pulls out Luke's old lightsaber and attacks him in a rage. Upon boarding their old vessel, Han and Chewie go about inspecting their ship and find the two stowaways, Rey and Finn, who he assumes were the thieves that had stolen the Falcon. Released 315 of 398 people found this review helpful. [84][85] Abrams, Boyega, and Ridley participated in a Saturday Night Live sketch featuring cast members and guest celebrities in a series of fake auditions. International Musician John Williams - Back Again to a Galaxy ... 'Star Wars' Theme Park Attractions to Be Based on New Films, Not Old (EXCLUSIVE), Lucky VII: Superfan J.J. Abrams on Directing, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' character names revealed -- exclusive, J.J. 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If the thermal oscillator was destroyed, it would de-stabilize the planet's core and implode the base. BB-8 notices Finn, wearing his master Dameron's jacket, prompting Rey to chase after him. He ducks inside an empty shuttle to take his helmet off, breathing heavily, but Phasma notices him and tells him to submit his blaster for inspection, having earlier noticed that he did not fire a shot. Dameron also tells him that the map vital to the Resistance was located within his astromech droid. Snoke reveals to Ren that the astromech droid containing the map now resides in the Millennium Falcon - along with his father, Han Solo. Another Timeline Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. [100] In August 2014, several of the film's cast and crew participated in the "Ice Bucket Challenge," an Internet phenomenon whereby one pours water onto one's head as a pledge to donate to the ALS association. with Kelly and Michael,[83] and 60 Minutes. Written by Find Out in. Poe takes a shot at Ren from cover, but Ren casually stops the blaster bolt in mid-air with the Force. "[122], The Force Awakens was released in a Blu-ray combo pack and on DVD on April 5, 2016, with a digital version available four days earlier on April 1. [50][51], Michael Kaplan, who had designed the costumes for Abrams' Star Trek films, also signed on to costume Episode VII. [30] Hamill remarked on returning to Star Wars: "Part of the experience of [Star Wars] in my life was coming down from that, putting it behind me. [78] On September 23, Facebook released a 360-degree panoramic video clip of a speeder driving across Jakku. Rey encounters BB-8 in the deserts of Jakku. Kathleen Kennedy[1]J.J. Abrams[1]Bryan Burk[1]John Swartz[1]Lawrence Kasdan (consultant)[1]Simon Kinberg (consultant)[1] In order to bring BB-8 to the Resistance, they needed to switch to a clean ship, which Han says he can obtain from an old friend. After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. It is revealed that Han and Leia are aware that their son is Kylo Ren, and that their son's fall to the dark side, despite Luke's efforts to guide him, caused them to separate, with Han returning to his smuggling business and Leia spearheading the activities of the Resistance. [93] The cast (including the droids) participated in an a cappella medley of the music from the series with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show. As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to … Wookieepedia is a FANDOM Movies Community. Kylo Ren notices and comes toward her. Gunnarsdóttir, Lilja Katrín (2014-03-19). [96] Abrams made a cameo on a May 2016 episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, in which he appeared in the backseat of a car and directed "Chewbacca Mom" Candace Payne on how to properly use a Chewbacca mask. Han tries but fails to convince both parties that he would fix things eventually, with the Guavian Death Gang negotiator, Bala-Tik, recognizing the BB-8 astromech droid from a First Order bounty placed on it. FN-2187 mans the guns, killing several of his former comrades in the hangar, and then disables the Finalizer's turbolasers on the outside of the vessel. 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However, Bob Iger halted work on these expansions until The Force Awakens and other future Star Wars films had reached a point in their development that elements from those projects could be included. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens PS4 vs Xbox One Frame-Rate Test. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, written by Phil Szostak, is a portal that takes you from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of postproduction at Industrial Light & Magic. Some chains also banned the carrying of lightsaber toys. While Finn staggers to an animal trough to desperately slake his thirst, he notices thugs attempting to steal a BB unit droid, which Finn recognizes as BB-8, from a woman, Rey, but she fends them off with her staff. Upon touching the lightsaber, she receives a series of visions. But they've taken it in a different direction, and I'm excited—they didn't use my story, so I don't know what they're doing. [63] On August 15, 2015, it was announced that plans were moving forward for a Star Wars-themed section of the Disney parks, which would include content based on The Force Awakens. Hux, meanwhile, reports to Snoke, who orders him to rescue Ren and flee the base, so Ren can finish his training. Star Wars Episode 7 script still not finalized - Movies News - Digital Spy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary. Box Office, The Top 200 Movies as Rated by Women on IMDb in 2018, 12 Famous Actors Who Voiced Characters in Video Games, Movies I really recommend (2015) / The Best Movies of 2015. They then enter hyperspace to return to D'Qar. Returning to the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Finalizer, FN-2187 is overwhelmed with emotions because of the death of his squadmate and the massacre of the villagers. From $134.99. Stormtrooper FN-2187 is horrified as the massacre plays out in front of him, remaining motionless and not firing his weapon. Rey, Finn, and BB-8 attempt to flee towards a Quadjumper, but TIE/fo fighters destroy it. Some of the voice cast of The Force Awakens. We had a beginning, middle, and an end. Worldwide, the film was the third highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release (behind Avatar and Titanic). She sees Luke placing his metallic hand on top of R2-D2 near a fire, (presumed to be Luke's burning Jedi temple). The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew reprising their original roles. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Despite initially claiming that the Star Wars story ended with the redemption of Anakin Skywalker in Return of the Jedi, and after spending years refuting speculation that there would be another film, Star Wars creator George Lucas began work on Episode VII in 2011 in order to increase the value of Lucasfilm before he sold it to The Walt Disney Company, although Disney would later elect to not use Lucas' story. Next, she is lying on the ground, in the rain at night. [94] Ford and Abrams participated on a sketch on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert depicting what convinced Ford to return: Colbert allegedly almost convinced Abrams to recast the role of Han with him. Rey is brought to Starkiller Base and interrogated by Kylo Ren, who wants information on the map to Luke Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens - character list and unlock guide How to unlock all 200+ characters, from Admiral Ackbar to Yoda. There, she encounters BB-8 struggling against being captured by a green-skinned humanoid scavenger named Teedo. When Rey and Finn explain that they were going to take a droid named BB-8 to the Resistance because it has a map that would reveal Luke's location, Han and Chewie agree to help them. HoloLens PC Mobile device Xbox 360 Trailer. "[31] Denis Lawson was asked to reprise his role as Wedge Antilles from the original trilogy, but declined, initially stating that it would have "bored" him,[32] but later claiming that he had been busy on another project. BB-8 encounters the astromech droid R2-D2, who, as C-3PO explains, has been dormant since Luke's disappearance. Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader. - Wallpaper Abyss Rey goes to Unkar Plutt to again exchange her salvage for foodstuff, and the Crolute offers to buy BB-8 for sixty food portions; while tempted, Rey declines the offer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens + Bonus 2016. [121], The merchandise garnered criticism as it lacked Rey's presence: Hasbro announced it would rerelease its Force Awakens Monopoly set to include her after it excluded her in favor of Darth Vader, who is not in the movie. Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 as seen in Rey's Force vision. Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 She immediately runs off with her quarterstaff to investigate. Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their original glory. Growing impatient, Ren kills Tekka by striking him down with his lightsaber. [43] On June 11, the 71-year old Harrison Ford broke his left leg when a hydraulic door at Pinewood Studios fell down and hit him, and was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Not wanting Rey and Finn to be involved, Han hides both of them in the lower corridors of the freighter while he and Chewie go meet with the criminals, with BB-8 accompanying them. [92] The event was streamed live on StarWars.com. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels would return to reprise their roles as the main characters of the original trilogy, and they would be joined by a number of new actors in leading roles: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. [132][133] Manohla Dargis of the New York Times stated that "The big news about 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is — spoiler alert — that it's good!" In the midst of this search, new heroes rise in the form of Rey, a 19 year-old girl and a Force-sensitive scavenger from Jakku; Finn, a stormtrooper who defected from the First Order; and Poe Dameron, the best pilot in the Resistance. That I know. In front of him is the burned helmet of Vader, recovered from the funeral pyre on Endor. Tekka responds that he knows who Ren used to be, and chides Ren that he cannot escape his real identity. Solo takes Rey, Finn, and BB-8 to the planet Takodana to meet with Maz Kanata at her castle. Rey calls Ren a monster and then proceeds to shoot him with her blaster, but Ren knocks Rey out by Force pushing her into a tree. [Source]. Rey and Ren continue fighting: Ren has taken even more wounds, from Chewbacca, Finn, and Rey, but even so initially holds the advantage, drawing on his rage to ignore the pain. Rey pilots the starship to a particular island with a large, ancient stone village on it. Arriving in stores on December 18, the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakenshits theaters, it takes fans deep inside the evolution of the film. I don't think that's a secret to anybody—that's in the novels—and the children were in their 20s and everything. Frightened by her vision, Rey runs into the woods with BB-8. [6] The acquisition came in the wake of Lucas's announced retirement on May 31,[7] and the subsequent June 1 announcement that veteran film producer Kathleen Kennedy was succeeding Lucas as Lucasfilm's Co-Chair. I thought, even if they do more trilogies, my story is over. Solo explains that he was able to find the Millennium Falcon soon after it entered space because he and Chewbacca were scanning for its signature. Yes, Disney hired a perennial remaker to remake the original once more, but then none of the actors were very good either. Initially, Ren is able to see into Rey's mind, mentioning an island surrounded by water. [128][129] By the time of the film's release, over $100 million in pre-release tickets were sold, bypassing the previous record, held by The Dark Knight. The Resistance is victorious, freeing Finn, Han, and Chewbacca. With the re-emergence of his father and Snoke's orders to kill him, Kylo feels an internal struggle within himself. [105] On November 28, it was revealed that R2-KT, the droid built in honor of Katie Johnson, would make an appearance in The Force Awakens. Forewords by J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy. Now on Digital HD and Blu-ray™ + DVD! They approach each other on a bridge over a large pit, and Han pleads with his son to reject Snoke and return to the light side of the Force. Finn's main objective is to rescue Rey from captivity. R2-D2 suddenly awakens and reveals that he holds the map to Luke's location, with the only piece of the map missing being the one BB-8 was given by Poe. With R2-D2 and Chewbacca in tow, Rey leaves on the Millennium Falcon and follows the map to the distant planet, a water world dotted with islands, which she had previously seen in her visions. The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the definitive expression of how the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga was dreamed into being. [11][12][13] On January 25, 2013, StarWars.com announced that J.J. Abrams, known for his work on the television series Lost and the most recent entries in the Star Trek film series, would direct the film, with Star Wars creator George Lucas remarking, "I've consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. A technician then informs Hux that the TIE fighter was projected to crash on Goazon Badlands, a canyon zone on Jakku. Tekka is captured and brought before Kylo Ren, who demands to know where the map leading to Luke is. – November 3, 2015, Feel the Dark Side with ANOVOS' Amazing Kylo Ren Helmet &ndash: First Look. Making his way to the crash, Finn finds Poe's jacket, but no other sign of the man, and the fighter sinks into the sand. "[134] John Wenzel of the Denver Post graded the film at 3 1/2 stars out of 4, calling it a "masterful symphony" and praising the film's emphasis on "practical effects and honest-to-God sets. [119] Beginning in August 2015, Target stores held a campaign called "Share the Force," which included TV ads, exclusive in-store merchandise, and an online program in which Star Wars fans could submit images and videos that captured their memories of the franchise. to "Traitor! She follows the screams. 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Han also explains that he heard rumors that Luke went searching for the first Jedi Temple. Rey implores Finn not to leave, but instead to help her find the Resistance. [49] The film had gone through several titles, including Shadow of the Empire, similar to Shadows of the Empire. Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber look different? [115] Content from The Force Awakens was also featured in the video games Disney Infinity 3.0, Star Wars Battlefront and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He then asks his grandfather to show him the power of the darkness again, to pull him back to the dark side of the Force and help him overcome his future trials. General Hux commands the firing of the Starkiller superweapon. This backfires, however, as it only serves to reassure Rey of her own power, she begins to draw on the Force to hone her attacks, and the tide of the duel shifts. McGregor's recording was combined with audio of the late Alec Guinness, and pre-existing Yoda audio was ultimately used in lieu of Oz's new recording. She attempts to use a Jedi mind trick on her stormtrooper guard, to make him release her and leave the door open. [58] Abrams made further statements on this at a Star Trek Into Darkness conference on April 29, stating, "Again, for Star Wars, it's very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film because he was there long before I was. [66] Character names were revealed shortly thereafter in online mock collector cards. Saturn Award 2016: Best Science Fiction Film, Outside Xbox: 7 Levels You Get in Basically Every Game. Finn, Han, and Chewie volunteer to disable the base's defensive shield from the inside. The First Order tracks Finn to the settlement, and launches an airstrike in attempt to search for BB-8 and the map. ": The voices of, Star Wars: The Force Awakens In-Home Trailer, 50 Things to Notice in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although they initially believe themselves to be captured by the First Order, they soon meet their real captors: Han Solo and Chewbacca, the former owners of the ship. Before he reaches her, she sees herself as a child yelling, to her parents to stay on Jakku. [34][35][36][37] For visual inspiration, Abrams looked at films directed by John Ford, Akira Kurosawa, and Terrence Malick. 30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. While they are working on repairs, the ship is caught in a tractor beam by a freighter. Hux suggests using the Starkiller superweapon to destroy the government of the New Republic and the Resistance, and Snoke grants him the permission to do so. Corpses lay around the Knights of Ren who slaughtered these victims. The Star Wars universe is ever-expanding, and so is the list of actors who were almost a part of it. As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace. [126], The film made its television debut on the Starz channels, beginning September 10, 2016. Attempting to seek guidance from his grandfather, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren sits quietly in his meditation chamber. [95] Later, when he appeared on Conan, he was asked to sign producer Jordan Schlansky's LEGO Millennium Falcon and "accidentally" dropped it.