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It is also the first Star Wars theatrical film to have Disney's involvement. Disney began production on the film after they acquired Lucasfilm on October 30 , , Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy served as executive producer of the film, and George Lucas acted as a creative consultant for the films. As of January 25 , , J. Abrams directed and produced the film, while Michael Arndt wrote the screenplay. It also is the most successful sequel of all time adjusted for inflation. Adjusted for inflation it is the second highest grossing Disney film behind Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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It is the first installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy , following the story of Return of the Jedi , and is the seventh episode of the nine-part " Skywalker saga ". The film was announced after The Walt Disney Company 's acquisition of Lucasfilm in October , 7 years after the release of 's Revenge of the Sith respectively. It was also the first Star Wars film to not extensively involve franchise creator George Lucas , who only served as a creative consultant in the early stages. John Williams , the composer for the previous six films, returned to compose the film. Filming began in April in Abu Dhabi and Iceland, with principal photography also taking place in Ireland and at Pinewood Studios in England, and wrapped in November The Force Awakens was widely anticipated, and Disney backed the film with extensive marketing campaigns. The film received positive reviews for its screenplay, direction, acting performances particularly those of Ford, Driver, Ridley, and Boyega , musical score, visual effects, editing, and action sequences, although some critics found it derivative of the original trilogy. Leia searches for her brother, Luke Skywalker , who has gone missing. Poe's droid, BB-8 , escapes with the map and encounters a scavenger named Rey. Kylo tortures Poe using the Force and learns of BB