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Star Wars VII: Directed By A Trekkie

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Nicole Billitz
Star Wars VII: Directed By A Trekkie

The seventh installment of the Stars Wars franchise is set to debut in December, and it is the first film in production since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars.

The seventh installment of the Stars Wars franchise is set to debut in December, and it is the first film in production since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars.

The first three Star Wars film, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi received global critical acclaim, and fandom. The more recently produced prequel trilogy, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith also claimed box office records, but expectations proved to be too high for fans worldwide. Despite this, it is generally agreed that Star Wars has always been a trailblazer for technology and graphics within the film industry, and it’s unlikely that the new film will be any different.

The entire series has been directed by George Lucas, up until now: director JJ Abrams, the director of the new Star Trek series (oh, how the die-hard Trekkie fans must be rolling around in their beds at night), is in collaboration with Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm to create the film. So, don’t worry, Lucas will still be a creative consultant. 

Director JJ Abrams, also directed the Star Trek series (oh, how the die-hard Trekkie fans must be rolling around in their beds at night)

The Force Awakens will be shot in a traditional anamorphic 35mm film, instead of digital. It is certain that it will be shown in IMAX, and it is also likely that it might even come in 3D.

The plot takes place 30 years after the Return of the Jei, and will feature our favorite characters Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia). Other characters to return are R2D2 (Kenny Baker), C3PO (Anthony Daniels) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca).

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