After all the turmoil that Star Wars fans have had to endure over the last few weeks, the good news is finally starting to pile up once again. Amid rumors that more actors are being rumored for roles in the film, J.J. Abrams has finally given fans an update from behind-the-scenes.
Abrams released the first official production photo for Star Wars Episode VII and confirmed the return of one of everyone’s favorite characters.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 14, 2013
Not that R2-D2 returning to the series was any kind of surprise, but the real thing you should be taking away from this is that production seems to be going well and the spirits are high when no one is battling each other over release dates, script changes or any other matter unrelated to actual filming.
It’s also nice to know that we can expect R2-D2 back in the mix, as the droid is one of the central characters that will help establish a balance of normalcy when shown on screen. With the first production photo released online and an official release date set in stone — at least for the moment anyways — Star Wars fans can once again top out their excitement levels over Abrams work not he film and it’s only going to be a matter of time before we start to see more from behind-the-scenes, both of things Abrams wants us to see and likely things he doesn’t as well.