“Star Wars: Episode VII” is believed to have wrapped filming, with the cast and crew attending a huge party over the weekend to celebrate.
There may not have been any dancing Ewoks, but the cast and crew threw down at a massive gala this weekend to celebrate the end of principal photography. The event happened at London’s science museum, with appearances by “Star Wars” veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, who showed up clean-shaven after sporting an Obi-Wan-style beard.
Also attending were newcomers to the galaxy Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, and John Boyega who posted several party scenes to his Instagram account, including this shot with a familiar droid:
In addition to a going off party, it also appears that the film’s cast and crew received a note signed by director J.J. Abrams and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Bryan Burke, thanking them for working on Episode VII. The note was tweeted out on Friday and has since been pulled, but the image was rehosted by SlashFilm.
You can see the letter and read a transcription below:
To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII:ADVERTISEMENT
It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion, and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express. From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, you have risen to every challenge and been as wonderfully kind as you are brilliantly talented. Our ambition here is large, of course, and it must be: we are here to make a film that entertains millions of people, of all ages, for generations. To create an experience people will cherish watching as much as we will cherish having made it, together. How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual, real, tangible proof that you were part of it! Here, then, is that proof. Wear it well, wear it healthily, wear it proudly. But, mostly, thank you.
J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Bryan Burke
Aww what a sweet touch! But then again, this isn’t really goodbye just yet. There’s a little over a year to go before you can finally watch the movie.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” scheduled for a release on 18th Dec 2015.
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