New 'Star Wars' Images Go Behind the Scenes of 'The Force Awakens'

Although they seem unlikely to offer up an clues to the plot of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," these half-dozen new behind-the-scenes photos will give fans something to peruse while they await the next TV spot.

Featuring J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and a weathered R2-D2, the arrive courtesy of Wired, which chats with the director about his approach to the film, how involved he is with the rest of the trilogy, the legacy of "Star Wars," and keep the details under wraps.

"There’s a really positive side to keeping quiet," Abrams says. "You can protect the audience from spoilers or certain moments that, in a way, obviate the movie experience. But on the other hand, you risk being seen as coy or as a withholding shithead. That’s never my intent. Because Lucasfilm has been so engaged with the fans and so forthcoming about what they’re doing, it would have felt oddly inconsistent to not show anything until just before the movie came out. I actually personally pushed to have a teaser come out a year before, just because it felt like, as a fan of 'Star Wars,' if I could see even the littlest thing I’d be psyched a year out. Why not? So we did."

Opening Dec. 18 in North America, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" also stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fish, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domnhall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow.

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