A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…Star Wars changed the way how movies were made, how they were marketed and how they can fuel cultural discourse. Which is why I took 3 months to pen my thoughts on Star Wars The Force Awakens so that I can be freed from its ubiquitous, suffocating and lingering hype that was cranked into full force by Disney months before the movie was released.
It has been a year since the last Star Wars day and J.J. Abram’s Star Wars reboot has produced 2 trailers and a Vanity Fair cover. So far, everything looks very good and one can sense that the filmmaker is slowly teasing us with details that will lead up to a Force frenzied December ahead of its release date this Christmas. In the meantime, we can only stare at Annie Leibovitz’s on location photos and continue to guess what awaits us in that far, far away galaxy.
The cast for Star Wars: Episode 7 was recently revealed by StarWars.com. Returning to their original roles are Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker as Luke, Han, Leia, C-3P0, Chewbacca and R2-D2.