A new batch of images from behind the scenes of [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158) have just been released by Wired. Accompanying Scott Dadich's interview with director J. J. Abrams, the images are part of the current wave of new information, footage and images that has been released over the past week. Despite a new trailer and the very first commercial's release this week, this is the biggest reveal from behind the scenes since the showreel featured at this year's Comic-con.
J. J. Abrams Conversing With a Stormtrooper
The Stormtrooper's new design in The Force Awakens was revealed in the very first teaser trailer, but you have to admit that they look cooler every time you see them.
Rey Outside the Falcon
Notice that the background looks similar to the landing area seen in the trailers (where Leia and Han embrace). So far, Poe Dameron, Finn, Leia and Han had been seen at this location - but I believe this is the first time we've spotted Rey at what is presumably a Rebel base.
Finn Looking Over Jakku
The shot captured by this camera is featured in the newest trailer, released last week. From the footage we've seen, its fair to say that they've managed to capture the natural beauty of the recently introduced planet of Jakku.
Behind the Camera on Jakku
Working on Star Wars would be a dream job for most of us, but it comes at a price. From intense heat to snowy mountains, its good to remember that its not all fun and games. This shot from Abu Dahbi, Jakku's shooting location, is a great reminder of how hard these guys have worked to bring us the movie.
Rey Standing Tall
It's clear from the trailer that Rey will be a prominent figure in the movie, and her role was very likely among the most active and physical through the shooting of the film. Lets hope she's got her running shoes on!
J. J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan on Set
Abrams meets up with legendary screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan on what looks closely resembles the insides of a Death Star and the Emperial Star Destroyers from the original trilogy.
Finn Takes Aim
About to enter the frame, John Boyega takes aim as J. J. Abrams stares at the ongoing scene. Notice the red lighting across their faces. Could this scene link up with one of Kylo Ren's fiery sequences seen in the trailers?
One Very Dirty R2-unit!
We will always love this little droid, but its safe to say that he has definitely seen better (and cleaner) days. Having taken a step away from the limelight for the sake of BB-8, its great to see that R2-D2 is still a major part of the action and has the dirt marks to show it.
J. J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy In the Cockpit
As two hugely important figures that have given new life to the Star Wars franchise, its a pleasure to see director J. J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy sitting back in the Millennium Falcon's cockpit. From the very first teaser, all the way to these behind the scenes images, each and every reveal has given us so much to be excited about. It is hard to deny that the force is very, very strong with these two.
In case you were looking for the behind the scenes reel mentioned earlier on in this post, you can watch it here:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released on 18th December, 2015.