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Star Wars the force Awakens

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the seventh installment in the episodic Star Wars film series, starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max Von Sydow. The original Star Wars cast of Harrison Ford as Hans Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Lea and Kenny Baker  as R2-D2 will reprise their roles in the upcoming film.

According to starwars.com the setting is approximately 30 years after the Return of the Jedi (1983). Directed by J.J Abrams, Star Wars VII is to be released by Dec 18 2015, and the budget of the film is $200 million. The Force Awakens is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm, and Abrams’ “Bad Robot Productions.” Episode VII adds Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christi . Lucasfilm posted a teaser trailer  online for the movie and the fans are very excited about the new Star Wars movie.

The new film is adding new characters Finn, Kylo Ren, Maz Kanata, Heroine Rey, new Stormtroopers, Flame Trooper, Desert Nomad, Junkyard Thug and the new face of the snow trooper, Korr Sella. The screenplay is a young female protagonist discovering Luke Skywalker’s hand and lightsaber.

“I’m excited about the new Star Wars movie. I have been a fan since 1970,” said Mike Morey, Athens Drive special programs teacher.

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