Here's How Awesome the Millennium Falcon Looks Filmed on IMAX
It's Star Wars mania today with the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving. Now that we've all had a quick glimpse at 88 seconds of footage, what else is there to talk about? Well, we can't forget that The Force Awakens (directed by J.J. Abrams) will have at least one major action scene presented in full IMAX 1.43:1 ratio. It was revealed back in July that it was filming in IMAX (remember this?) and while it was confirmed a few months later that it would only be one action scene, the good news is that it will involve the Millennium Falcon. How do we know? Because Disney has sent out a full shot with the Falcon.
This is the only reveal so far, and nothing else has been announced, but it's still cool to see this anyway. Here's the full-size shot of the brand new Millennium Falcon as seen presented on the big IMAX screen:
For reference, here's a comparison photo between the shot in the trailer and the full IMAX photo sent out:
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To top it off, here's three other (non-IMAX) shots released by Disney/Lucasfilm to compliment the teaser:
Stay tuned for even more updates and analysis as we prepare for the year-long countdown until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015. You can find all of our Star Wars updates here.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, not to mention other standalone movies in this universe. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th, 2015.