'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' in Photos

Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighters in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer


The Millennium Falcon spaceship is pursued by TIE fighters in the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer.

Star Wars Episode VII Cast Read-Through


On April 29, 2014, Writer/director/producer J. J. Abrams (at right of top center) led the cast read-through of "Star Wars: Episode VII" at Pinewood Studios. Present are (clockwise from Abrams): Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and writer Lawrence Kasdan.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Crew with R2-D2


The first behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars Episode VII appeared on Twitter, featuring director J. J. Abrams (left), droid builders Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, along with a well-known droid.

Slate from First Day of Filming 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'


This slate was used on the first day of principal photography on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Pinewood Studios Facade Features 'VII'


Pinewood Studios facade sports a big sign proclaming, "VII Now Filming," indicating the production of Star Wars Episode VII.

BB-8 Droid Toy by Sphero

Sphero/Lucasfilm Ltd.

Sphero's version of the BB-8 droid featured in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is smaller than its movie-trailer analogue, but no less of a personality.

Star Wars Remote Control BB-8 Droid


Zoom all around with this remote-control droid, straight out of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Buy Star Wars Remote Control BB-8 Droid

Sphero BB-8 Droid


The Sphero BB-8 droid is definitely the app-controlled droid you're looking for. Buy Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid Here

Sphero BB-8 Droid in Action


A Sphero BB-8 Droid toy rolls along.

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