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"The lightsabers were so good, oh my gosh" murmured John Boyega, awestruck at the mere memory of training for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a newly released interview.

Source: Yahoo
Source: Yahoo

The hardcore preparation for action scenes like the epic lightsaber battles involved three months of coaching. Yahoo Movies released another peep into the behind-the-scenes footage of this marathon, teasing the bonus features of the Blu-Ray DVD that will be available on the April 5th, and they're awesome.

The 40-second clip gives us a glimpse of Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Boyega during practice in a plain gym or while filming without CGI. Boyega clashes what looks like a wooden lightsaber with a stormtrooper in wide-arcing sweeps that push the pair back and forth in a dramatic sparring sequence. He recalled:

“I remember we were on set, Adam’s in character, and I felt the added weight of the saber sometimes when he would get so intense.”

We also glimpse some acrobatics from Daisy as she spins with all the grace of Spider-Man several metres above the ground while harnessed on a climbing wall. She is VERY excited to speak about the lightsabers in the forthcoming footage:

“We’re allowed to talk about lightsaberrrs!”

Special Features

Source: Disney
Source: Disney

Here are the names of the additional features to look forward to in the DVD according to Geek Tyrant:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read
  • Building BB-8
  • Crafting Creatures
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force
  • Force For Change
  • Deleted Scenes

Watch the thrilling clip:

Other interviews and sneak peeks into the behind-the-scenes further reveal the journey each cast member went through in preparing to star in the billion-dollar-box-office space opera:

Chatting About The Force On ABC:

Daisy Ridley In A Galaxy Far, Far Away:

The Surreal Experience of Being In Star Wars:

Harrison Ford And J.J. Abrams On Nothing Being Normal:

Which Special Feature Are You Most Excited For?

Source: Yahoo Movies


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