According to Entertainment Weekly, the final edit of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is complete and clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes, though director J.J. Abrams and the crew continue to work on completing the film’s special effects (via SlashFilm). Additionally, sound effects are still being added and there will be a final scoring session with John Williams.
In the same issue, Abrams weighed in on the new Starkiller Base, saying, “It is very much — and it’s acknowledged as such in the movie — apparently another Death Star… But what it’s capable of, how it works, and what the threat is, is far greater than what the Death Star could have done. Starkiller Base is another step forward, technologically speaking, in terms of power.”
Directed by Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max Von Sydow. The film opens Dec. 18 in North America.