• Mattie Stu

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Force Awakens (Probably)

During production, the working title for Episode VII was “Shadow of the Empire”

It was the first Star Wars film ever to have IMAX cameras in use throughout filming.

Despite having played Uncle Owen in the prequels, Joel Edgerton was considered for the role of Poe Dameron.

John Boyega began portraying the character of Finn with his natural English accent. But neither he nor J.J. Abrams felt it was right for the role - hence the American accent.

Harrison Ford cried after viewing The Force Awakens for the first time.

Maybe this was because he faced top billing in a Star Wars movie for the first time ever, making him the first non-Jedi character to be credited first.

Episode VII was the first Star Wars film to not have Kenny Baker cast as R2-D2, though he is credited as a consultant for the classic droid.

Surprisingly, Luke Skywalker was meant to have a much larger role. The only reason he didn't was out of fear that he'd draw too much attention away from the new characters.

Despite this, however, Mark Hamill reportedly received around $1 million for speaking not a single word and having less than a minute of screen time.

And, last but not least...

Keeping with the tradition set by Episodes I through VI, there is no dialogue spoken in the final scene of The Force Awakens.

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