J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” finally hits in just under four weeks, and the filmmaker revealed this past Saturday night that the film is now essentially complete with the final sound mix having been effectively locked at 2:30am that morning: “I left with six very small, but important things that (still) need to be done because I said, ‘I have to get to the Montclair Film Festival.'”
Abrams was asked that, after working on the project for so long, did he just want to be rid of it? He responded:
“The truth is working on this movie for nearly three years, it has been like living with the greatest roommate in history for too long. It’s time for him to get his own place. It’s been great and I can’t tell you how much I want him to get out into the world and meet other people because we know each other really well. But really, ‘Star Wars’ is bigger than all of us. So I’m thrilled beyond words (to be involved) and terrified more than I can say.”
The comments come as another low-quality TV spot for the film has gone online including new looks at some of the other X-Wing pilots (even Nien Nunb) and Daisy Ridley’s Rey piloting the Millennium Falcon.
Also out is a comedy skit from last night’s “Saturday Night Live” in which various actors, including Emma Stone and Jon Hamm as themselves and cast members as other talents like Sofia Vergara and John Mayer, audition to be a part of the movie.