Just when you thought you were the biggest “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” fan, Disney and Lucasfilm are debuting another content threshold for people to digest. It’s been revealed that a feature-length documentary will premiere at SXSW showing an in-depth look at the making of the franchise hit.
According to Variety, those who attend the festival in Austin, Texas, will be able to see “Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey” on March 14. In it, fans will get a peek through the film lens at how the movie was made, complete with exclusive footage from the set as well as interviews with the cast and filmmakers. Those that are lucky enough to secure a ticket to the premiere will also be treated to a Q&A with visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett, supervising sound editor Matthew Wood and co-producer Michelle Rejwan.
If you won’t be attending the music and media festival, you’re not being forgotten. The documentary will be available on digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1. It will also be included on the Blu-ray combo pack and DVD when it comes out on April 5. Savvy fans will no doubt want to add the home edition to their collection given the cavalcade of special features promised to come with it.
It would make sense for the studio to continue to shell out material on “The Force Awakens” given the preposterously high demand surrounding the franchise’s newest installment. After all, the movie grossed a domestic total of a whopping $928,842,219 since its premiere on Dec. 18, 2015, according to Box Office Mojo. Meanwhile, Time reports that “The Force Awakens” shattered the record for top-earning film of all time in North America and dethroned James Cameron’s “Avatar” as the number one movie of all time. Internationally, its total gross exceeds $2 billion, meaning that any more content from the movie, like a documentary about its making, is a safe bet in terms of satisfying audiences.
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