"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.
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!”
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