Star Wars: The Force Awakens chief of creature and droid effects Neal Scanlan poses with the creatures from the movie.

It’s Friday and we’re less than a week away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters nationwide. I thought we’d be in Star Wars overkill at this point, but even with a Force Awakens round-up each day on the site I was expecting to be bombarded with much more Force Awakens content the week before JJ Abrams’ Star Wars sequel hits theaters. In today’s edition of Force Awakens Bits, we take a look at the following:

  • Take a first look at Greg Grunberg‘s character: X-Wing pilot Snap Wexly
  • See Four new international Force Awakens character posters revealed
  • Are all Bad Robot office visitors are forced to sign a Star Wars NDA?
  • Russell Crowe saw 9 Minutes of The Force Awakens calls it “Spectacular”
  • Nearly an hour of John Williams Force Awakens score was discarded, modified or rerecorded
  • Alamo Draft House Cinema offers Star Wars-themed meals listed on a Millennium Falcon menu
  • How Rick Carter‘s art team effected The Force Awakens scriptwriting process
  • For preparation, Oscar Issac was given blueprints of every button that had ever been used on screen in an X-Wing
  • Why JJ Abrams And Lawrence Kasdan started from scratch when Michael Arndt left Force Awakens 
  • And the header photo shows Star Wars: The Force Awakens chief of creature and droid effects Neal Scanlan posing with the creatures from the film. So cool.

All this and more in today’s Force Awakens Bits. Hit the jump to hyperspace.

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Are All Bad Robot Office Visitors Forced To Sign A Star Wars NDA?

The Hollywood Reporter claims that some visitors to J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica are being forced to sign nondisclosure agreements in case they even overhear anything Force Awakens-related. According to their sources, this is for people who enter the building for “even for non-Star Wars meetings”. Abrams could not confirm this to the tradepaper but joked that they made anyone who looks “suspicious” sign an NDA. I’ll say this: I’ve personally stepped foot in Bad Robot in the last year and was never asked to sign an NDA, so unless this is a more recent occurrence, I don’t think its true.

International Force Awakens Character Posters

With less than a week to go, Lucasfilm and Disney have revealed four new international Star Wars: The Force Awakens character posters, featuring Finn, Rey, Han and Leia, and Kylo Ren. I’m sure these were probably alternate designs to the first batch the studio released that he the covered eye motif.

Russell Crowe Saw 9 Minutes of The Force Awakens, Calls It “Spectacular”

Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe was shown 9 minutes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. why don’t know why, how or where, but the actor did tweet out the following:

Just saw 9 mins of the new J.J. Abrams Star Wars —not supposed to say anything…signed a non disclosure form…between us —Spectacular

Well “spectacular” is some high praise.

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