10:40am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' New Trailers Show First Script Read, Unseen Footage
With the home release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens weeks away, new trailers have been released, teasing behind-the-scenes and unseen footage from the massively successful space opera revival — including the first read-through of the script with the full cast.
The "table read" teaser features director J.J. Abrams talking about the first reading featuring the movie's main cast — a photo of which was released by Lucasfilm in April 2014 to tease the project. The director is also seen saying, "This was going to be the first gathering of the original cast [and] the new cast — this core group of people that were going to be part of making this movie, and we wanted to document it."
He continued, "Just as a fan of Star Wars, to see them together was such a thrill."
The teaser comes from the Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey documentary that will premiere at SXSW March 14 ahead of its release on the Digital HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens April 5. The trailer for that release contains more glimpses from the documentary, and also a deleted scene likely to excite fans of the movie: Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) boarding the Millennium Falcon for the first time.
Watch both trailers below.