What's on at National Media Museum - Rewind Wednesday
Director: J. J. Abrams.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac. USA 2015. TBC mins.
Set three decades after Return Of The Jedi, the much-anticipated new Star Wars episode sees the return of key figures who kick-started the franchise – Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and Chewbacca – with original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew back in their iconic roles.
In a plot that is being kept secret by director/co-writer J. J. Abrams (Star Trek), new characters also abound, including Finn (Boyega), a self-doubting stormtrooper; Rey (Daisy Ridley), a scavenger on the desert planet Jakku; and lightsabre-rattling villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver, Inside Llewyn Davis).
We’re promised stunning special effects and emotionally powerful storylines in what will be a heroic return to one of cinema’s most enduring epics.