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The Awakening Begins
Entertainment Weekly, November 20, 2015
EW takes you deep behind the making of the most anticipated movie of the decade.

A New New Hope
Time, December 14, 2015
How J.J. Abrams brought back Star Wars using puppets, greebles and yak hair.

A Star is Born
The Hollywood Reporter, December 18, 2015
Disney’s Force Awakens is equal parts Death Star and Jedi savior. In between, there is a studio whose $4 billion investment in Lucasfilm must pay off.


74 Things Every Great Star Wars Movie Needs
Wired, March 2013
Screenwriters, comedians and superfans talk to Wired about the droids, moral relativism, and stormtrooper fashion they hope to see.

The Future of Star Wars
Entertainment Weekly, November 23, 2012
Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm has given Star Wars the ultimate reason to bust out their wookiee costumes. EW investigates what the next three films will entail.

Lucky VII
Wired, December 2015
How J.J. Abrams went from awestruck superfan to Jedi master in his quest to create Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


John Boyega’s Force Awakens
CNET, Winter 2015
The newest hero of the Star Wars saga sees science fiction as a mirror of society’s issues.

The Golden Child
Esquire, December 2015 / January 2016
J.J. Abrams – the most influential film and TV maker in Hollywood – is the scion of the very movies he is now making. He is not just reanimating Star Wars. His is what Star Wars begot.

Meet the New Stars of Star Wars!
People, May 4, 2015
These are the plots, characters – and, yes- droids that await us.


An Empire Reboots
Vanity Fair, June 2015
J.J. Abrams reveals the challenges and pleasures of taking over that “galaxy far, far away.”

Wars Without End: Star Wars Returns
Rolling Stone, December 17, 2015
Rolling Stone makes pilgrimages to the homes of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, seeks wisdom from Harrison Ford, and invades Abrams’ hidden base.