Star Wars still image. Photo by: Stars Wars / Disney / Lucas Film / YouTube
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Written by: Matthew McGuire
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[No spoilers, just context and data about the film. Star Wars VIII is now in production]

The opening weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has collectively brought in $528,966,675 worldwide, as of December 20, 2015 according to Box Office Mojo.

This record has surpassed Jurassic World and superhero movies such as Iron Man and The Avengers.

J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm and Disney relights the torch to an epic science fiction saga that originated in 1977.

Now in 2015, several of the original performs in Star Wars: A New Hope return to the screen including: Mark Hamill as (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar).

The film also host a strong cast of new actors and actresses to give new life to the evolving story known as Star Wars.

John Boyega started his film career in 2011, and continues to showcase a strong sense of acting overall, as well as displaying a wide range of emotions on screen that resinate throughout the film.

Daisy Ridley gives a performance of a lifetime with her work as Rey in The Force Awakens. She is currently working on material for Star Wars VIII that is schedule for release in 2017.

Below is an interview on YouTube with the cast and crew from the latest Star Wars chapter. J.J. Abrams reviews the direction that the film took during the production process.

“Go backwards, to go forwards.” – J.J. Abrams

Abrams discusses the layers to the film, such as the music by John Williams, script development, as well as casting the right people for the film.

The film is gripping from start to finish. After watching it last Thursday, I found myself wanting to watch it again for the pieces I may have missed on the first screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars VIII is now in production with a release date sometime in 2017 as of right now.


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