Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie (2015) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PG-13
December 18, 2015
2hr 13min
Status: released

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Details:

Based onCharacters by George Lucas
Country United States
Language English
GenreAction
Adventure
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Release dateDecember 14, 2015 (Hollywood, Los Angeles)
December 18, 2015 (United States)
Running time2hr 13min
Age ratingPG-13
StarringHarrison Ford
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Adam Driver
Daisy Ridley
John Boyega
Oscar Isaac
Lupita Nyong’o
Andy Serkis
Domhnall Gleeson
Anthony Daniels
Peter Mayhew
Max von Sydow
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Written byLawrence Kasdan
J. J. Abrams
Michael Arndt
Produced byKathleen Kennedy
J. J. Abrams
Bryan Burk
Cinematography by Dan Mindel
Edited by Mary Jo Markey
Maryann Brandon
Music byJohn Williams
Production CompanyLucasfilm Ltd.
Bad Robot
Distributor Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo: A smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker: The Last Jedi, who has gone into hiding
  • Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa: A leader of the Resistance
  • Adam Driver as Kylo Ren: A leader of the Knights of Ren and a warlord of the First Order, who is the son of Han and Leia
  • Daisy Ridley as Rey: A Force-sensitive scavenger
  • Cailey Fleming as young Rey
  • John Boyega as Finn: A reformed First Order stormtrooper
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron: A high-ranking X-wing fighter pilot of the Resistance
  • Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata: A centuries-old and perceptive alien who owns a castle on the peaceful forest planet Takodana
  • Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke: An enigmatic, genetically artificial leader of the First Order
  • Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux: The commander of the First Order’s Starkiller Base
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO: A humanoid protocol droid
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca: Han’s loyal Wookiee friend and co-pilot
  • Joonas Suotamo and Ian Whyte served as body doubles for Mayhew as he suffered from health problems
  • Max von Sydow as Lor San Tekka: A galactic explorer searching for Luke Skywalker

Storyline:

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long-lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$447 million (net)
Worldwide Collection$2.071 billion

About Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) is an American epic space opera film co-produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is the sequel to Return of the Jedi (1983), the seventh film in the “Skywalker Saga”.

The film was announced after The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in October 2012. The film is the first Star Wars film to not extensively involve franchise creator George Lucas, who only served as a creative consultant in the early stages of production.

The Force Awakens was produced by Abrams, his longtime collaborator Bryan Burk, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of the original trilogy films The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi, rewrote an initial script by Michael Arndt. John Williams, composer for the previous episodic films, returned to compose the score.

Principal photography began in April 2014 and concluded the following November. Filming took place on sets at Pinewood Studios in England, and on location mainly in Abu Dhabi, Iceland, and Ireland.

On a budget of $447 million, it is the most expensive film ever made.

The Force Awakens premiered in Los Angeles on December 14, 2015, and was released in the United States on December 18. It was positively received by critics, who found it an action-packed film with a mix of new and familiar actors capturing the nostalgia of the original trilogy and giving the franchise new energy.

The film grossed $2.07 billion worldwide, breaking various box office records and becoming the highest-grossing film in the United States and Canada, the highest-grossing film of 2015, and the third-highest-grossing film at the time of its release.

It was nominated for five awards at the 88th Academy Awards and received numerous other accolades. The film was followed by The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019), rounding out the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

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