Watch the ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ Panel Featuring J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy

Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream.

The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as special guest appearances from cast members and engineers, and a first look at the second teaser trailer for “Episode VII.”

Abrams and Kennedy’s portion of the panel begins around the 43 minute mark in the video above. Also on hand for the presentation were franchise newcomers John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and Daisy Ridley (Rey), and original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels, who all shared their gratitude and enthusiasm for the fans and the franchise as a whole. Abrams also shared some new details about some of the landscapes and physical effects fans can expect to see, before bringing out R2-D2 and new droid BB8, whose ball-like design was achieved with practical effects instead of CGI.

More Film

  • Playback Podcast: Rian Johnson on 'Star

    Playback: Rian Johnson on 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and Thriving Within Lucasfilm

    Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream. The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as […]

  • Tina Fey Robert Carlock

    Tina Fey, Robert Carlock to Be Honored by Writers Guild of America East

    Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream. The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as […]

  • Fox Sale to Disney is a

    Why the Fox-Disney Deal Could be Bad for Movies

    Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream. The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as […]

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Fox Founder Rupert Murdoch Insists Disney Deal Is Not a 'Retreat'

    Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream. The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as […]

  • 'Father Figures' film premiere

    'Father Figures' Premiere Raises Funds for Southern California Wildfire Victims

    Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream. The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as […]

  • Carrie Fisher Star Wars

    Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio's 102-Year History

    Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream. The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as […]

  • 'Bright' film premiere

    Will Smith Discusses 'Bright's' Racial, Social, Allegorical Undertones

    Even if you can’t be in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration’s panel on “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” you can follow along with all the action from the convention via livestream. The panel features “Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the future of the iconic franchise, as well as […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content