'Star Wars' cast celebrates with (early) wrap party for 'Episode VII'
There may not have been any dancing Ewoks, but the cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode VII threw down at a massive gala this weekend to celebrate the end of principal photography.
But … it’s a little premature. Sources close to the film tell EW there are still a few more days of shooting, but the party was held a little early while most of the cast and crew was still together.
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.
Attendees were given “VII” ball caps and cards from the producers that thanked their work on the production, which was mostly shot in the U.K. but also spanned the globe.
“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,” the card read. “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.”
This is far from the end of the road for the filmmakers. Months of post-production work will follow as Episode VII approaches its Dec. 15, 2015 release date.
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