Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
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Directed by J. J. Abrams
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by George Lucas[1]
Starring
Music by Don Davis
Cinematography Daniel Mindel
Editing by
Studio
Distributed by
Release date(s) December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200 million[3]


Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is an American epic space opera movie premiered in 2015. It is by Lucasfilm and also by Bad Robot Productions, and distributed by 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm.[4] It is the seventh movie in the Star Wars movie series. It was directed by J. J. Abrams and written by George Lucas.[5]

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher play the roles they played in the original movies. The movie score was composed by John Williams. The movie was released on December 18, 2015. In November 2014, the title of the movie was announced as Star Wars: The Force Awakens.[6]

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Belgium 16 December 2015
 Bahrain 16 December 2015
 Switzerland 16 December 2015 (French speaking region)
 Switzerland 16 December 2015 (Italian speaking region)
 Denmark 16 December 2015
 Finland 16 December 2015
 France 16 December 2015
 Italy 16 December 2015
 Luxembourg 16 December 2015
 Morocco 16 December 2015
 Netherlands 16 December 2015
 Norway 16 December 2015
 Sweden 16 December 2015
 South Africa 16 December 2015
 United Arab Emirates 17 December 2015
 Armenia 17 December 2015
 Argentina 17 December 2015
 Austria 17 December 2015
 Australia 17 December 2015
 Azerbaijan 17 December 2015
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 December 2015
 Brazil 17 December 2015
 Belarus 17 December 2015
 Switzerland 17 December 2015 (German speaking region)
 Chile 17 December 2015
 Colombia 17 December 2015
 Czech Republic 17 December 2015
 Germany 17 December 2015
 Dominican Republic 17 December 2015
 Egypt 17 December 2015
 Fiji 17 December 2015
 United Kingdom 17 December 2015
 Guatemala 17 December 2015
 Hong Kong 17 December 2015
 Croatia 17 December 2015
 Ireland 17 December 2015
 Israel 17 December 2015
 Iceland 17 December 2015
 South Korea 17 December 2015
 Kuwait 17 December 2015
 Kazakhstan 17 December 2015
 Lebanon 17 December 2015
 Macedonia 17 December 2015
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 Malaysia 17 December 2015
 New Zealand 17 December 2015
 Peru 17 December 2015
 Philippines 17 December 2015
 Portugal 17 December 2015
 Serbia 17 December 2015
 Russia 17 December 2015
 Singapore 17 December 2015
 Slovenia 17 December 2015
 Slovakia 17 December 2015
 Thailand 17 December 2015
 Turkey 17 December 2015
 Taiwan 17 December 2015
 Ukraine 17 December 2015
 Uruguay 17 December 2015
 Bulgaria 18 December 2015
 Bolivia 18 December 2015
 Canada 18 December 2015
 Estonia 18 December 2015
 Spain 18 December 2015
 Hungary 18 December 2015
 Indonesia 18 December 2015
 Japan 18 December 2015
Cambodia Cambodia 18 December 2015
 Lithuania 18 December 2015
 Latvia 18 December 2015
 Nepal 18 December 2015
 Poland 18 December 2015
 Romania 18 December 2015
 Tunisia 18 December 2015
 United States 18 December 2015
 Venezuela 18 December 2015
 Vietnam 18 December 2015
 Greece 24 December 2015
 Bangladesh 25 December 2015
 Cyprus 25 December 2015
 India 25 December 2015
 Pakistan 25 December 2015
 China 9 January 2016

Story[change | change source]

The story is set about thirty years after Return of the Jedi and the death of Darth Vader and the Emperor. It is about three young people and characters from the previous movies.[7]

Cast[change | change source]

Additionally, Kenny Baker and Tim Rose reprise their roles as R2-D2 and Admiral Ackbar, respectively, from previous films.[2][18] Gwendoline Christie stars as Captain Phasma, an officer in the First Order,[14][19] and Kiran Shah stars as Teedo, a scavenger on Jakku who rides a semi-mechanical Luggabeast.[20][21] Additionally, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen,[22] Christina Chong,[23] Miltos Yerolemou,[24] Greg Grunberg,[25] Warwick Davis,[26] Billie Lourd,[27] Maisie Richardson-Sellers,[28] Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman,[29] Amybeth Hargreaves,[30] Leanne Best,[31] Jessica Henwick,[32] and Simon Pegg[17] were cast in minor roles. Daniel Craig has a cameo appearance as a Stormtrooper. Ewan McGregor voiced Obi-Wan Kenobi in a scene.

Release[change | change source]

The movie was released on December 18, 2015 on IMAX.[33]

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 "STAR WARS: EPISODE VII CAST ANNOUNCED". Star Wars.com. April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
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  18. "Tim Rose frustrated at Star Wars secrecy". TheAustralian. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  19. Petty, Jared (May 4, 2015). "GAME OF THRONES' GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE REVEALED AS STAR WARS' CHROME TROOPER CAPTAIN PHASMA". IGN. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  20. "Databank: Teedo". StarWars.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  21. Marston, George (August 12, 2015). "J.J. Abrams: Rey and Finn's Last Names in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Are Purposely Secret". Newsarama. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  22. "Star Wars Episode VII Production Update". StarWars.com. July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  23. Kroll, Justin (July 17, 2014). "'Star Wars Episode VII' Casts Newcomer Christna Chong". Variety. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  24. Mzimba, Lizo (September 1, 2014). "Game of Thrones swordsman joins Star Wars film". BBC News. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
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  27. Rodgers, Lisa (November 11, 2014). "Debbie Reynolds Gives a Family-Filled Curtain Call, Vegas Style". Vegas Seven. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  28. Vincent, Alice (December 18, 2014). "Maisie Richardson-Sellers confirms Star Wars The Force Awakens role". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
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  30. Upkins, Dennis (January 18, 2015). "Star Wars The Force Awakens To Introduce Female Stormtrooper". ComicBook.com. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
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  32. Lovett, Jamie (November 26, 2014). "Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adds Jessica Henwick To Cast". Comicbook.com. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  33. http://screenrant.com/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-7-release-date/

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