During a ‘Celebrity Nerd-Off’ interview with Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival, director J.J. Abrams has revealed that at 2:38 AM on Saturday morning he completed the mix for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead of its hotly-anticipated release this December.
Meanwhile, Abrams also discussed his penchant for lens flare, and promised fans that he’s reined himself in for the first chapter of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy:
“I’ve kind of pulled back,” states Abrams. “As you’ll see in the Star Wars movie, I’ve allowed lens flares to take a very backseat. We’re making sure that it looks photorealistic and photoreal, but every time there could be a flare — because you know, I like to do that a lot — I would say ‘These are not the flares you’re looking for.'”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.
Via Slash Film