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'Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens' Release Date, Cast and Trailer: Filming 'An Intense and Terrifying Prospect,' Says J.J. Abrams

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J.J. Abrams, the director of the much-awaited film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," has revealed what it feels like to bring the legendary franchise back to life on the big screen.

Abrams talked to MTV News during an appearance at the National Board of Review red carpet. According to the director, being handed a project as big as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was no easy feat.

"It is, without question, an intense and terrifying prospect," Abrams told MTV News. "The opportunity, I think, is greater than the fear, greater than the risk. I'm more excited about the work that everyone has done in the movie and the incredible cast."

He also talked about how the production team managed expectations and how excited he was while making the film, which was originally created by George Lucas.

"It was an amazing experience making this movie. For everyone. There was a weird buzz in the air when we were making this movie. But we were all just aware how hard we had to work to make it something worthy of people's time," Abrams said, as quoted in a report from SlashFilm.

The filmmaker also managed to dodge the MTV News' interviewer's question about the debut of the next footage of "The Force Awakens." According to SlashFilm, the second trailer could come in late April at "Star Wars Celebration." Until then, fans of the epic space opera should wait and see.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will debut in theaters on December 18, 2015, MTV News noted.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Cast and Plot

Just recently, "The Raid 2" martial artists Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, and Cecep Arif Rahman were announced to have roles in the film. According to The Wrap, it's still unconfirmed whether the trio will be on the Dark Side or the Light Side of the Force.

The news outlet, however, stated that one of the trio's characters will die in the film. Another member of the "Raid" stunt team will also make an appearance in the "The Force Awakens," but the identity of the performer was not revealed.

The movie will also feature a new set of protagonists: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac. Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) are back to reprise their roles, as well as Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, according to the official website of "Star Wars." Newcomers include Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.

The plot of "The Force Awakens" is set 30 years after 1983's "Return of the Jedi," which ended with the death of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and showed Han Solo finally getting together with Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker's sister, Mirror reported.

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