A week ago tonight the first full trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens was released to the world and it has been blowing our minds ever since. Director J.J. Abrams has now stepped out from the shadows of secrecy surrounding the film to discuss the trailer and the progress of production. Today The Sydney Morning Star released an interview that they conducted with Abrams and he had some interesting things to say.
First off, they presented him with a question that many fans have been asking recently; "Where's Luke?" Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker has been absent from all promotional material for The Force Awakens, and Abrams assures that it's all part of their plan:
"These are good questions to be asking, I can't wait for you to find out the answer... It's no accident."
He also went on to discuss the process of post-production and how close they are to finishing the film:
"The visual effects process goes on for so long that my guess is we'll probably be doing visual effects for the next three or four weeks even though the cut will be done before then. We're in the editing room working on the cut, going over visual effects and going reviews, and we still have another scoring session with John Willams, who's a god when it comes to music."
He subsequently added that can't wait for the movie to be released and was thrilled with the reaction fans and non-fans alike had to the trailer.
You can watch the full interview below:
Sounds like The Force Awakens is very close to being completely finished, which means it won't be long until we all get to see it in theaters!
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
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