New Force Awakens Behind the Scenes Photos Show Off Practical Effects

Monday, 09 November 2015 - 7:41PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Monday, 09 November 2015 - 7:41PM
So far, no information gleaned about Star Wars: The Force Awakens has given fans any reason to worry, and these newly released behind-the-scenes photos certainly aren't going to changed that. Let's just say we hope you like practical sets (just kidding, we know you like practical effects).

In a new interview with Wired, director J.J. Abrams talks about making one of the most-anticipated films of all time, and also shares several brand new pictures from the set that show a glimpse behind the magic. So let's take a look, shall we?

The first photo shows Abrams speaking with a couple of Stormtroopers, and as you'll notice those are actual people in suits. No CGI clone troopers here!

Speaking of no CGI, just look at that desert landscape that Finn is observing. They may have found the most alien-looking place on Earth to shoot this scene.

Here we see Rey standing next to a very impressive-looking actual ship that may or may not be the Millennium Falcon. Looking at the vehicle it's clear that no details were spared in creating the film's props and sets.

Another desert shot featuring the extensive crew.

Rey in the desert this time, once again accompanied by some impressive set pieces.

Abrams and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan on an absolutely gorgeous practical set. How did they get the floor so shiny?

Abrams and Finn in his Stormtrooper days. Based on what we've seen so far we're almost convinced that his gun shoots real lasers.

We obviously already knew that R2-D2 was making his return, but it's still great to see the little guy up close and in the flesh, err, metal.

And of course, Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on board the Millennium Falcon. And yes, they're actually in space in this photo (probably).

Images courtesy of Lucasfilm via Wired.
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