John Boyega’s favorite story about Harrison Ford: He took him to a Nigerian restaurant in London. To which Ford replied, “I used to be”. Fans at San Diego Comic-Cons Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by director J.J. It’s hard to absorb it, to put it all together. While talking about getting the role, Gleeson accidentally “spoiled” the name of his command station, much to the dismay of Abrams. It is produced, written and directed by JJ Abrams.
“He’s doing great and working hard”. Abrams, and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan came on stage.
Fisher said the cast and crew of the new Star Wars movies referred to her, Ford and Hamill, as “the legacy people”. “It was really the fans who built the momentum around the release of New Hope”. Among them, we have confirmation that Domhnall Gleeson’s character, General Hux, is evil, and that he’s in charge of the First Order’s new home base, which is called Starkiller. Adam Driver (who plays Kylo Ren) was suspiciously quiet during the whole thing. There is also a preview of Simon Pegg’s cameo and words from cast members Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega professing their love for the Star Wars universe.
The panelists also included Lucasfilm president/producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. It was like a flashback. What really got me was how strongly they pushed for real sets and practical FX, something they could’ve easily ignored. “It was a little bit like before only we looked more melted this time, but in a good way”, she said.
The 70-year-old actor assured moderator Chris Hardwicke and the audience that he was “just fine”. “I walked here”. He said that walking back onto set “should’ve felt ridiculous…”
That great disturbance you felt in the Force on Friday evening (July 10)? Larry wrote us a wonderful story.
However, he said his Star Wars trivia is distinctly lacking, adding: “I don’t remember what Han Solo was smuggling! I never thought we’d do another”. The original Star Wars … was part of the beginning of my work life. “I took a Star Wars quiz and flunked”.
Say hello to the Dark Side! The second standalone film was confirmed last week as a Han Solo “origin story”.