STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Mark Hamill (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm), Carrie Fisher (When Harry Met Sally…), Adam Driver (While We’re Young), Daisy Ridley (Scrawl), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Anthony Daniels (The Empire Strikes Back), Kenny Baker (Labyrinth), Peter Mayhew (A New Hope), Tim Rose (Return of the Jedi), Kiran Shah (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), Christina Chong (W.E), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Warwick Davis (Harry Potter), Iko Uwais (The Raid: Redemption), Yayan Ruhian (The Raid 2)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), director, writer, producer; Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark), writers; Bryan Burk (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Park), producers; John Williams (The Empire Strikes Back), composer; Daniel Mindel (Star Trek Into Darkness), cinematographer; Maryann Brandon (Super 8) and Mary Jo Markey (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Set thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi, when the Emperor and his apprentice Darth Vader were finally defeated and the Empire was left in ruins, the sinister First Order maintains the status quo and keeps the galaxy in a firm grip. However, events lead to the meeting of scavenger Rey (Ridley) and AWOL Stormtrooper Finn (Boyega), who together must go on a journey that sees them encountering new foes such as Sith fanatic Kylo Ren (Driver), and running into familiar faces, such as aged smuggler Han Solo (Ford), former princess Leia Organa (Fisher), and the mysteriously-MIA Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (Hamill)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Oh, do you even NEED a reason to be excited?

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2015

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