Concentrating, Rey tries one last time, and the stormtrooper listens to her demands. Realizing that Poe and Finn were going after BB-8, Hux sends out a squadron of search teams to the area. Unbeknownst to all, spies from different sides take notice of the group. Phasma reveals to Hux that this was FN-2187's first offense of non-conformity. Series This was also why the criminal gangs were able to track it down so quickly, and meant the First Order could track it as well. Han and Leia are reunited, and Han reveals to Leia that he saw their son. He had deserted after his first battle because he didn't want to kill unarmed villagers, for the First Order. Timeline Poe flies in and destroys the Starkiller's thermal oscillator. J.J. Abrams 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. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. Knowing he would be punished and re-evaluated for not firing on the villagers, and with his faith in the First Order severely shaken, he decides to desert.  The film was also made available for viewing by astronauts on the International Space Station. Before he reaches her, she sees herself as a child yelling, to her parents to stay on Jakku. Star Wars Star Wars Feature Film Production Returns to the U.K. JJ Abrams: new Star Wars movie 'influenced by Terrence Malick', Star Wars Episode 7 to be Shot on Film by Dan Mindel, With 'Interstellar,' Imax Takes Aim at the Bigger Picture, Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Said To Return For, Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Inside Harrison Ford's return as Han Solo, Harrison Ford broke left leg in accident, publicist confirms, 'Star Wars' Injury to Sideline Harrison Ford for Eight Weeks, J.J. 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While very little was known about Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens before this week, despite an overabundance of rumors, thanks to the 2015 Star Wars Celebration that was held in Anaheim, California, we have plenty of official details to start forming a picture of what's been happening in the Star Wars universe for the 30 years since Episode VI. , Some theater chains limited the types of cosplay allowed at screenings of the film. " 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, but later claiming that he had been busy on another project. Han attempts to talk his way out of a confrontation between two gangs. Ren learns that the map is located within a BB series droid that fled the village, and informs General Armitage Hux of the new information. In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks new mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film received widespread critical praise upon its release and was a massive box office success, becoming the highest grossing film of all time in North America when not adjusted for inflation. Han replies that he would do anything for him, but when he tries to retract the lightsaber from Ben's hand, he resists.  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. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. For a detailed walkthrough, click on each of the following chapters below. and that the film "takes off with a battle and closes on a meaningful moment of quiet.  On March 21, 2015, Lucasfilm revealed that John Williams would conduct the score for The Force Awakens in Los Angeles. After Finn leaves, Rey hears the screaming of a young girl. After stormtrooper FN-2187 is deployed, FN-2003 is hit with blaster fire by Poe. (2015).  Lucasfilm confirmed on November 9 that pre-production had begun on Star Wars: Episode VII, and that screenwriter Michael Arndt would write the script for the film. Before leaving, Phasma asks what to do with the crowd of captive villagers, and Ren orders them all slaughtered. 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.” On October 30, 2012, The Walt Disney Company announced that it had purchased Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind the creation of the Star Wars franchise, from its owner, Star Wars creator George Lucas, for $4.05 billion. FN-2187 and Poe Dameron walk through the halls of the Finalizer to escape.  The acquisition came in the wake of Lucas's announced retirement on May 31, and the subsequent June 1 announcement that veteran film producer Kathleen Kennedy was succeeding Lucas as Lucasfilm's Co-Chair. Sensing his father's presence, Kylo goes to meet Han. Listed below is the complete LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens walkthrough. After a mental struggle, Rey announces that she can sense fear in him - fear that he will never be as powerful as Darth Vader. Kanata then reveals that she herself is Force-sensitive; although she was never a Jedi, she can simply close her eyes and feel the light of the Force within herself, and recognizes that Rey can do this too. With the TIE fighters destroyed, they escape into space. Exciting Lucasfilm Announcements, A New Story From The High Republic, and More! 135 minutes 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. Both the First Order, a successor to the fallen Galactic Empire, and the Resistance, a military force backed by the New Republic led by Luke's twin sister, General Leia Organa, scour the galaxy in an attempt to find him. Enraged, Chewbacca, Rey, and Finn start firing at Ren and the stormtroopers. Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 Worldwide, the film was the third highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release (behind Avatar and Titanic).  Although Peter Mayhew was able to reprise the role as Chewbacca, some scenes had to be shot with a stunt double, due to Mayhew's age and physical health. He tells his story that he was a stormtrooper in the First Order. Ren is already badly injured, bleeding out of his abdomen from the bowcaster wound, but even so is too much for Finn.  As part of the merger, Disney revealed that it planned to produce a sequel trilogy of films beginning in 2015, with Kennedy serving as executive producer. With the re-emergence of his father and Snoke's orders to kill him, Kylo feels an internal struggle within himself. Next, she is lying on the ground, in the rain at night. John Williams  (More of these later aired on June 1, 2016. , 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. Each person who donated was entered to win a set visit to and appearance in Episode VII. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. The 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 base set has 100 cards. They reunite with Rey, who had already escaped on her own. Download for free on all your devices - Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet. 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. The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star.  On September 23, Facebook released a 360-degree panoramic video clip of a speeder driving across Jakku. Ren angrily accuses Finn of being a traitor, and Finn pulls out Luke's old lightsaber and attacks him in a rage. Production information Rey then makes her way through Starkiller Base, honing her Force abilities while using stealth. Music by Own your copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.  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. 206 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens HD Wallpapers and Background Images.  Adjusted for ticket price inflation, The Force Awakens is the most successful sequel of all time, narrowly beating Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. , The cast and crew appeared on various TV programs, including Good Morning America, Live! They fire on the Starkiller's hexagonal oscillator structure, but fail to destroy it as the First Order sends TIE fighters to stage a counterattack and throw the Resistance into chaos. Back aboard the Finalizer, Lieutenant Dopheld Mitaka informs Kylo Ren that the droid escaped on a stolen freighter and that it was aided by the deserter FN-2187. 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.