BB-8 and Rey on Takodana
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a little over a week from reaching theaters, and it's already made $50 million in advanced ticket sales. Although Lucasfilm and Disney Pictures obviously no longer need to promote their blockbuster, their marketing department keeps bringing out new materials like new TV spots and images.
The studio does a good job showing more without giving anything away, and now we got more images from the film, and they give us a look at several characters we've seen in the trailers (Sadly, still no Luke Skywalker in sight). The images came from Moviejones.com. Check out the images:
General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) walking with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) on a Star Destoyer
Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) with BB-8
Rey (Daisy Ridley) in isolation on Jakku
Han Solo (Harrison Ford) embraces General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher)
Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
At the Force Awakens press conference, director J.J. Abrams, who's known for her mystery box style of filmmaking, gave much credit of the film's secrecy to the studio. Here's what he said:
"It was something that while we were working on the movie, I realized how engaged with the fans and forthcoming Lucasfilm had always been, and my nature, which is to keep things quiet, was something that I was certain we were going to have fights about and my wanting to keep the audience surprised when they went to see the movie. But Disney, to my shock, was arguing to not ruin, not reveal, not show, every story beat. And we've all seen trailers for films that literally show you the movie in Cliff's Notes form and then you go to see the film and you're like, yeah, that was literally the movie. I saw it in a two minute, ten second piece."
It's good to know that Disney was not pushing for spoiler-heavy trailers. Unlike the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that was recently released, The Force Awakens trailers didn't seem to reveal a lot of key plot details.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens Dec. 18.