“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is one of the most anticipated films of this year. The film is set 30 years after “Return of the Jedi” and will reportedly revolve around three young characters Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).
Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote the screenplay for the J.J. Abrams-directed film, recently hinted that the young characters might take some lessons from previous characters Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. Kasdan said he is obsessed with the father-son theme of the "Star Wars" movies and how the older generation can pass on its wisdom. Though he did not say specifically that these themes are part of “Star War: The Force Awakens,” he did leave a clue.
Meanwhile, Kasdan praised Abrams’ movie. “First of all, it’s turning out really great. J.J. directed it so beautifully, and it’s so exhilarating and everything. It’s a big movie. It’s full of wonderful stuff, incident and character stuff and jokes and effects. One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters,” he told Vanity Fair.
Kasdan also confirmed that Billy Dee Williams' character Lando Calrissian will not appear in the film. However, he added that Lando might be seen in the sequel, as according to him he is not “finished in any way, shape or form.”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is scheduled to be released Dec. 18. The cast also includes Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Abrams' Bad Robot Productions have produced the film and it has been majorly shot in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Ireland; and Pinewood Studios in England.
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