Must Watch: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Behind-the-Scenes Video

July 10, 2015
Source: YouTube

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

You won't be ready for this. During the Lucasfilm Comic-Con 2015 panel, J.J. Abrams debuted a beautiful behind-the-scenes featurette for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that features no new footage from the actual film, but tons of footage that will make your jaw drop. This is the video that will finally make you realize they got this right, everything about it seems like they're getting back to that amazing feeling of the original trilogy. All the practical creatures, all the sets, all the cast, all the nostalgia, all the new glimpses. This really looks wonderful, and this is the kind of video that just makes me feel relieved. I'm not worried. This is going to be awesome. Right about halfway through I couldn't help tearing up, hit me right in the gut.

Here's the behind-the-scenes video for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, from YouTube:

You can still watch the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens right 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.

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments


practical effects! practical effects everywhere! yes!!

Leftwinged_Bandit on Jul 10, 2015


That was perfection. Truly extraordinary, I actually almost started shaking from excitement. Beautiful.

Jorrell Mcdaniel on Jul 10, 2015



DAVIDPD on Jul 10, 2015


I have been really cautious about The Force Awakens until now... But this clip is either brilliant "practical effects propaganda". Or the film truly will feel quite "practical" and more connected to the originals than I was expecting. I hope for the latter!

crystaltowers on Jul 11, 2015


waterworks over some behind the scenes video? ok, i need some professional help haha

Butchy Butch on Jul 11, 2015


I have never felt safer about the hands a film is in than with this one.

Snev De la Fontaine on Jul 11, 2015


I've never been this psyched about a movie before....

TheOct8pus on Jul 11, 2015


Is Simon Pegg in full alien costume?

TheOct8pus on Jul 11, 2015


Let's hope Abrams desire for practical effects extends to not feeling the need for an intrusive lens flare every 10 minutes. It's a fine line between a good film and fan appeasement . Although everyone now can dismiss the first three, at the time the critics were all behind them to secure their next star wars exclusive. Let's hope this time that the appraisals of the film can be more impartial.

Payne by name on Jul 11, 2015


for once I finally agree with the MUST WATCH tag line !!

Tester on Jul 11, 2015


That was the greatest thing I have ever f'n seen. JJ thank you so much

Snowmanfloza on Jul 11, 2015


Eyes getting misty... Does anyone know what the initial music track used is?

SV7 on Jul 11, 2015


Alright I thought Alex was building it up a little too much but that was very good. I mean really good. Alex was right. I thought the "tearing up" was a little much but.........now I get it. He's right. I completely agree. Brought a huge nostalgic feel back for me. I am beyond excited with the emphasis they seem to be putting on practical effects. That was the first glance I've seen of Fisher. And seeing Peter Mayhew was awesome. Was that Warwick Davis in one shot? Hamill said it perfectly where they seem to be doing a great job introducing new things while keeping the feel of the old intact. That was a great watch. Makes me already excited to see the behind-the-scenes features when the blu ray comes out.

LightningB on Jul 11, 2015


I'll tell you a couple of things that ticked me off as a fan. 1. This should have been done at Celebration Anaheim, after all that was a Star Wars convention. 2. Harrison Ford could have shown up at Celebration Anaheim. 3. A free Star Wars concert? Really? That also should have been done at Celebration Anaheim. 4. The only person that had the decency to mention George Lucas was Lawrence Kasden. I'm sorry but everyone on the panel would be nothing without George Lucas. 5. It doesn't matter if you grew up with OT or PT, it's all Star Wars. This panel acted like they want to forget the PT. There are good and bad thing about bot both trilogies. Give me a break. In summary, doing what they did at SDCC was in my opinion, a slap in the face to everyone that went to Celebration Anaheim and not to SDCC.

Mike Avallone on Jul 14, 2015

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