Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens SynopsisStar Wars Episode VII will take place after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, continuing the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa. This new Star Wars sequel will pick up many years after we last saw these characters, though just exactly how long after remains to be seen. R2D2 and C3PO are also confirmed to be in the cast.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Release Date
In Theaters December 18, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Credits
Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, Gwendoline Christie, Greg Grunberg and Max von Sydow.
Written by: J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Produced by: J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
External Info: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Website
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