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It's No Accident Luke Skywalker Is Missing From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Staff Posted: 10/26/2015 - 18:47 COMMENT

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Noticeably absent from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers, promotion and merchandise is Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker (though an image has leaked online), which director JJ Abrams offers is no accident.

"These are good questions to be asking," Abrams responded to the Sydney Herald. "I can't wait for you to find out the answer. It's no accident."

Abrams also offered an update on the final cut of the movie.

"The visual effects process goes on for so long that my guess is we'll be doing visual effects for the next three or four weeks even though the cut will be done before then," Abrams said. "We're in the editing room working on the cut going over visual effects and doing reviews. We still have scoring session with John Williams who is a god when it comes to music. So it's been an ongoing surreal experience, and I just cannot wait for the movie to be out in the world."

Abrams also let it be known he is really excited by the fact that non-Star Wars fans want to see the movie.

"We were all thrilled that the trailer was seen and embraced, and especially people who said they are really not fans of Star Wars, but are interested in seeing this thing now. It's a testament to the amazing work this cast and crew have done and the studio in rolling out the movie in the way they have."

You can watch the full video below.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.