Just in time for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, Mark Hamill will appear on ESPN to discuss the history of the lightsaber in a new documentary called ” Star Wars: Evolution Of The Lightsaber”. Hamill will be joined by J.J. Abrams, John Boyega and even the Emperor himself, Ian McDiamird.
“What people don’t realize is how much goes into what appears to be just minutes on the screen,” Hamill said in a statement about the show. “The elaborate choreography for the actual fight is done on several different sets over a period of weeks and then it is edited down to what you see on the screens, so I am happy people are able to see the amount of work that goes into it.”
We will take viewers on a unique journey that examines the connection of these duels to sports and their evolution, from the original trilogy through the prequels, and now to Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Craig Lazarus, ESPN vp SportsCenter and news, storytelling units, said in a statement.
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“Star Wars: Evolution Of The Lightsaber” will air Tuesday, December 15th on ESPN as a “SportsCenter’s Featured” segment.