Behind the Scenes of Star Wars Episode 7 at San Diego Comic-Con

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Posted July 13, 2015 by Wendy Wright in Disney
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Moderator Chris Hardwick, producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford at the Hall H Panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

Moderator Chris Hardwick, producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford at the panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

Fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens by Director J.J. Abrams, Producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Writer Lawrence Kasdan.

Actor Peter Mayhew at the Hall H Panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney.

Actor Peter Mayhew at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel during San Diego Comic-Con. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney.

The filmmakers were joined on stage by cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to the surprise and delight of fans.

Actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and more than 6000 fans enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

Actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

There was a great disturbance in the Force when Star Wars fans not attending San Diego Comic-Con watched social media and saw the new revelations about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and more than 6,000 fans enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

Actors Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill at San Diego Comic-Con. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

If you have not seen the behind the scenes look at the making of The Force Awakens then take a look below.

Behind the Scenes of Star Wars Episode 7

Seeing our beloved Star Wars characters we have grown up with on the new sets is confirmation that our love for everything Star Wars will continue. J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy were given an immense task to fulfill and thankfully this video shows their continued love for the characters that is expected to be loved by true Star Wars fans around the world.

Following the Star Wars Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., the audience of more than 6,000 fans enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

Following the Star Wars presentation at Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center the audience of more than 6,000 fans enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

At the end of the Hall H presentation, the entire Hall H audience of more than 6,000 fans were all invited to continue the celebration and join cast and filmmakers at a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert.

Following the Star Wars presentation at Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., 501st Legion member, Kevin Doyle and the audience of more than 6,000 fans walked to a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney.

501st Legion members led by Kevin Doyle marched to a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney.

The San Diego Symphony performed the classic Star Wars music from John Williams at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Director J.J. Abrams and more than 6000 fans enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney.

Director J.J. Abrams enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney.

Fireworks overhead while listening to John Williams’ music only rivals watching the Symphony of the Star fireworks show during Star Wars Weekends in Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and more than 6,000 fans enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic Star Wars music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac enjoyed a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony featuring the classic `Star Wars` music of composer John Williams. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.

If you want to see all of the amazing photos of the stars and what it was like for this unforgettable experience, watch our video below.

We still have five months to go before we see Star Wars The Force Awakens in theatres and fans have been counting down the days until we take over the box office but San Diego Comic-Con’s special treat for fans truly brought out the stars.


About the Author

Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

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