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J.J. Abrams Posts First Behind-The-Scenes Episode VII Pic
Featuring a familiar... face?

14 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Bad Robot Twitter Feed

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Were you really expecting writer / producer/ director J.J. Abrams’ first pic to give away something juicy? Seriously, given the man’s history of mystery, we’re surprised we’re seeing anything from Star Wars: Episode VII this early. Yet here, via the Bad Robot Twitter feed, is the first glimpse behind the scenes of the new film, featuring a visit from an old friend. And it’s not Harrison Ford.

Hardy franchise perennial R2-D2 who, along with fellow droid C-3PO has appeared in all six of the Star Wars films to date, seems set to show his… face… front plate… whatever In Episode VII. Of course, this could just be Abrams hosting one of the Star Wars universe’s most beloved icons, but we’d guess the presence of the little Astromech miracle worker means he’s likely to crop up. It would surely be rude not to have him. Presumably just off camera? Threepio worrying about something.

Abrams is, of course, deep in pre-production, co-writing (with Lawrence Kasdan) and casting the new film, which was recently handed a December 18, 2015 release date.


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RE: No barrage of on-set photos please
Lawrence Kasdan is involved? Where have I been that I did not know this?? My anticipation has just gone up another notch! More

Posted by Hood_Man at 17:45 on 16 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: No barrage of on-set photos please
I couldn't disagree more... I'm so tired of C-3P0 it's not funny. He was always stupid but in the latest movies he got really annoying... not JarJar annoying but still. I think it's time for something new all this bringing back everything from the other movies is boring. Theres a whole world of ideas out there try using them rather than falling back on the familiar. I do like R2D2 still but thats because he's not a camp talking twerp. More

Posted by Retrorube at 17:42 on 16 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Phew
L: bleugh07 As far as I'm concerned Atroo and Threepio are the only characters you absolutely need. I hope they pull off bringing the old cast back tastefully, but I'm pretty take it - or - leave it about seeing old Han and old Luke and old Leia really... Pretty much this. The droids have pretty much always been something of the narators of the series. We see the events that happen around and through those two. As for the rest of the cast... honestly... I couldn't care less More

Posted by GrizBe at 17:07 on 15 November 2013 | Report This Post

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