Star Wars: The Force Awakens Win Hollywood Producers and Actors Over

Posted 2015/12/17 4235 0

The seventh installment of the series "Star Wars" has received plenty of praises from Hollywood famous producers, actors and actresses.

The celebrities and critics have just enjoyed the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that was held simultaneously in both theaters El Capitan and TCL Chinese on Hollywood Boulevard. Shortly thereafter, their Twitter accounts were flooded with praises for the movie, proving that Star Wars: The Force Awakens deserves to be the most anticipated blockbuster of the year.

The actors such as Patton Oswalt, Rainn Wilson, Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Elizabeth Banks, Dane Cook, Josh Gad and Eric Stonestreet expressed their excitement on Twitter.

The filmmakers such as writer Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs), writer Rob Liefeld (Deadpool), Andrew Stanton (WALL-E) và Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) also did not forget to show their own excitement after the premiere. Adam F. Goldberg even made a ranking of the Star Wars movies including: “1. Empire Strikes Back. 2. Force Awakens. 3. A New Hope. 4. Return of the Jedi. 5 - 8 Prequels. Thank you JJ. #TheForceAwakens." Meanwhile, a superstar even cosplayed a character. That is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He had his face green and dressed as Yoda in the film.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 Star Wars fans on Fandango, among the characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, character Rey (Daisy Ridley) is one of the most anticipated characters. It it has already broken Fandango's record for the most tickets sold for any film during its entire theatrical run. 

90% are looking forward to J.J. Abrams' vision of the Star Wars universe, while 86% say the film's carefully-guarded story secrets have increased their interest. Besides, 84% are particularly excited to see the new female leads in "The Force Awakens;"
82% are even more excited to see "Force Awakens" because "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi"'s Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote the screenplay.

Up to now, year-end holiday advance ticket sales for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens have crossed $100 million in North America, quadrupling the previous record holder movie The Dark Knight Rises (with $ 25 million). This means that Star Wars: The Force Awakens could be ranked 25th in the list of highest-grossing films in the country in 2015. As Fandango's top advance ticket-seller of all time, "The Force Awakens" has obliterated records, outselling all previous titles in the company's 15-year history at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will introduce three new heroes Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), with villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher return as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, the iconic roles of the original trilogy. Star Wars: The Force Awakens also stars Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, etc.

The film is produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and his long-time collaborator Bryan Burk. Abrams co-wrote the film with Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote the original trilogy films The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi. 

J.J. Abrams directs Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. The film is produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and his long-time collaborator Bryan Burk.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on December 18, 2015, followed on December 16, 2016 by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017, the Han Solo anthology movie on May 25, 2018, and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019.