It’s time to take a break from the slew of superhero news that’s come our way over the past week, and shift our focus back to a galaxy far, far away. Yep, that’s right, folks! According to the official Star Wars website, Star Wars: Episode VII has finished principal photography and finally has a subtitle: The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens, huh? Wasn’t the force awake already? Has it been taking a long nap?
Ahhh, who are we kidding? Ever since the sequels were announced, we’ve been riding a roller coaster of emotions, from incredulous to elated to cynical to everything in between. And from what we’ve seen so far — hints of practical effects, a stunning new Millennium Falcon, the troll battle between Star Wars: Episode VII director JJ Abrams and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, Warwick Davis joining the cast, and of course, those pesky, intriguing leaked concept art images — The Force Awakens is shaping up to be something very, very exciting. And hey, it can’t be any worse than the prequels, right? Right??
Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, and opens December 18, 2015.
Stay tuned for more on this story on today’s Nerdist News. In the meantime, check out our latest Nerdist Presents, All About That Base: No Rebels, a Star Wars parody starring Team Unicorn!