New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage Revealed in Disney XD Preview, Plus the Official Running Time

Friday, 13 November 2015 - 4:07PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 4:07PM
New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage Revealed in Disney XD Preview, Plus the Official Running Time
For those of you who are sick of Star Wars spoilers, here's a spoiler-free bit of information for you: the final edit for The Force Awakens is complete, and it stands at a perfectly respectable 2 hours and 15 minutes. The picture was locked on November 3 at midnight, so the runtime won't change, although J.J. Abrams will be spending the next few weeks tweaking the visual effects, the sound effects, and a final scoring session with the legendary John Williams.

Now, for those of you who are spoiler-friendly, here's the new Disney XD UK preview of the film, which includes snippets of new footage here and there:


We've seen most of the footage before, although it does include the first clip of General Hux, as well as some new and exciting dialogue for Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron ("We've got company"), and a cute flash of Rey trying to fly the Millennium Falcon. In the new issue of EW (via Slashfilm), Daisy Ridley shared a funny story about shooting the scene in which Han Solo and Rey fly the Millennium Falcon together:

Opening quote
"I went to get into the pilot seat and [Harrison Ford] was like 'that's mine'. I was genuinely mortified and JJ was sitting there like 'Oh my god.'"
Closing quote

The issue is filled with borderline spoiler-y facts about The Force Awakens, such as a few more details about that huge gathering of the First Order that clearly evokes Nazi imagery. Production designer Rick Carter drew the scene as concept art, an "image of a Nuremberg-esque rally for the new legion of evil, the First Order." When the writing took a new direction with Lawrence Kasdan on board, Carter was tasked with creating a scene about the rally. "It's more than just a rally, but I won't say more than that," he said.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
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