About ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Thirty-eight years after the release of the first “Star Wars” movie — and more than 10 years after the release of the most recent one, “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” — there comes the seventh in the series, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

It opens Friday, with advance screenings Thursday night.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, it features both old “Star Wars” friends (Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher) and new (Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o).


In honor of the occasion, we present an array of “Star Wars”-iana, including facts, figures, bios, and reports from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Global Media Days, in Los Angeles.