Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the 7th installment in the Star Wars franchise and is due out on December 18, 2015. returning to thier original roles are Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C3PO), and Kenny Baker (R2D2). The original cast is joined by a group of new faces to the Star Wars universe, and not much has leaked out as to who is playing what character, or who the chapters even are.
Some of the big questions at hand are since the Walt Disney Company bought out Lucasfilm, will Disney keep Star Wars the way we hope they will? What can we expect with J.J. Abrams directing? After all depending on who you talk to, Abrams did well bringing back the Star Trek franchise. Some of the fans were upset with the alternate universe aspect he went with to reboot the franchise, but overall I thought he found a quite creative way to bring Star Trek back to the big screen and open up a whole new set of possibilities to the timeline we all know. Will he be as creative with Star Wars?
Lawrence Kasdan has been confirmed as the screenwriter, and since he did handle both Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode 6: The Return Of The Jedi, I do think the story line will stay true to the original trilogy. The Special effects in the trailer (more of a teaser at 88 seconds long) do look a lot more like the original trilogy with a few updated looks and styles, so here’s hoping this looks good and has a good storyline to go with the looks.
We’ll keep you all updated on more Star Wars news as we get it, as this is going to be one of this years biggest, movie releases.