UPDATE! New French BTS Video Shows Daisy Ridley and John Boyega Training for their Roles in The Force Awakens!

FinnThe video shows John Boyega training with his lightsaber for the scene with the Stormtrooper who carries the electro tonfa thing. Also the video focuses on Rey doing some close hand to hand combat, and BB-8.

 

 

It seems that there should be more footage from this video, so we will update this article when the full video hits. It is supposed to be found HERE, but the video is not working for everyone.

 

 

Thanks to for the heads up.

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

Our friend Le Jedi Lorrain watched the whole video (only playable from France) which is approximately 15 min. He said that there was no new footage apart from the video above and this shot of Rey on Jakku:

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81 thoughts on “UPDATE! New French BTS Video Shows Daisy Ridley and John Boyega Training for their Roles in The Force Awakens!

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:15 pm
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    awesome

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:23 pm
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    Fighting seems much more heavy and slow this time. I hope it looks dynamic in the movie… and less choreographed.

    • December 12, 2015 at 11:35 pm
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      You are far from alone in saying that.

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:23 am
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      *cough cough* PREQUELS *cough*

      Yeah, I agree. Everything seems to have more weight, as far as fighting goes. Hopefully that’ll make it more intense and interesting.

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:10 am
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      Yeah I never did understand doing some kind of pirouette and a half somersault in the middle of a sword fight, you just wouldn’t

    • December 13, 2015 at 4:05 am
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      Its rehearsal.

      All fight footage is sped up for the final cut.

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:26 pm
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    “…the video focuses on BB-8 and Rey doing some close hand to hand combat.”

    Man, that is false advertising lol

    • December 13, 2015 at 5:04 am
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      he should learn everything about the Oxford comma.

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:26 pm
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    Rey killing me in them yoga pants. Damn.

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:40 pm
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    That sharp ‘clang’ noise when Finn’s saber hits the trooper’s rod thing (forgot the name for it)… Absolutely brutal, I have a feeling this movie’s going to win plenty of awards for sound editing.

    • December 13, 2015 at 12:37 am
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      No doubt that TFA’s sound editors will give us a masterful aural experience, but sound editing ISN’T about the sounds they take out — sound editing is all about how they put sounds *IN*

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm
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    They all speak french really fluently! I’m impressed!

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:22 am
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      Are you joking?

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:51 pm
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    Someone in the Cantina forum said the original film also shows are first looks into the cantina…although there is a few looks of it empty with BB 8 and R2D2 In a Disney XD spot.

  • December 13, 2015 at 12:01 am
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    What does that Stormtrooper have?

    • December 13, 2015 at 12:11 am
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      I REALLY dislike that thing- is it an anti lightsaber weapon? If so, why? Have storm troopers been preparing to battle non existent jedi for the past 30 years? And the way the introduction to the weapon was film, per the commercials, is really in your face and hokie.

      • December 13, 2015 at 12:16 am
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        Well, it doesn’t have to be used against Jedi. We heard elite Stormtroopers are trained for melee now using swords (Vibroblades I’m guessing) and shields. I do hope it’s explained but at the very least it’ll be demonstrated. These troopers aren’t the same pushovers from the OT.

      • December 13, 2015 at 1:21 am
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        Those are Riot Control Troopers. they’re trained in sword and shield, and their electro tonfas just so happen to be able to block lightsabers.

        • December 13, 2015 at 2:51 am
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          It’s multi-purpose. And perhaps a lightsaber can cut thru it it touches it long enough.

          • December 13, 2015 at 4:28 am
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            Maybe. We’ll see in SIX DAYS!!!!!!!

          • December 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm
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            best answer possible.

        • December 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm
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          Maybe it’s suppose to be like you said Riot control tools. Like a taser or something to herd the crowds around.

      • December 13, 2015 at 2:51 am
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        It’s multi-purpose. And perhaps a lightsaber can cut thru it it touches it long enough!

      • December 13, 2015 at 5:02 am
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        yeah, because lightsabers and the force aren’t hokie… sigh 🙁

  • December 13, 2015 at 12:04 am
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    I have seen the entire documentary.
    It’s 15min long. It doesn’t reveal anything new but it’s a good watch though. Most of the new footage is in what we see in the short clip. For the res most of it is from trailers, celebration and the disney behin the scenes clips we have seen so far (with some new interview footage from Rey that didnt !ade the cut of the disney 1min featurette.

    There s some new shot, notably one from Rey byting the dust in Jakku.

    It s interesting they explain that Disney has chosen a showman from each country to go to Pinewood and film their promo there. What it’s curious is to see that the french showman is filming exactly the same scenes we have seen with other hosts (for instance, the guy about to touch the milñenium falcon gear and chewbacca complaining about it, which is something we have already seen with other hosters).

  • December 13, 2015 at 12:15 am
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    Download hola extension in chrome store and change location to france.Worked for me.On a sidenote if there are no ewoks meaning we prob wont have a seen with kylo ren at vaders funeral pyre i will be very upset.

    • December 13, 2015 at 12:18 am
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      I believe Kylo Ren was Luke’s apprentice. We hear Snoke played a huge part in Kylo Ren’s seduction, so we know he wasn’t always “bad” and was already in some sort of training in the ways of the force. With that said, I think Luke took the helmet and kept it for himself and Kylo Ren probably took it from Luke’s temple or something along those lines.

      • December 13, 2015 at 12:28 am
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        Seeing that Kylo Ren is all likelihood the son of Han & Leia it would be impossible for him to be present at Vader’s funeral pyre.

        • December 13, 2015 at 12:50 am
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          not impossible for him to revisit the funeral pyre..

        • December 13, 2015 at 12:57 am
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          He has vaders mask so he must have retrieved it from endor.Would have been a cool scene is all.

          • December 13, 2015 at 1:19 am
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            Unless Luke retrieved it and Kylo stole it from Luke.

          • December 13, 2015 at 2:07 am
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            No Ewoks..confirmed…I think it would have been cool to see Kylo killing them to retrieve it…they may have kept is as some token of power and it could set Kylo up as an evil bastard without wiping out younglings or established characters

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:38 am
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      I have hola, so i switched to “France.”
      I’m 8 minutes in, and have been subjected to over 30 un-skippable commercials!

  • December 13, 2015 at 1:13 am
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    hahahaha I laugh at US people not being able to access to content for euorpe. Hahahahahahahahaha

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:27 am
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      LOL I know right, it feels good to be on the winning side for once

      • December 13, 2015 at 1:38 am
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        Yeah, let’s laugh at other people’s inconveniences!
        Yay…

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:05 am
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      I know it always narks me when there’s some BBC content like Dr Who and because it’s BBC America it doesn’t let me watch it when technically my licence fee helped pay for it !

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:18 am
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      Way to stay classy.

      • December 13, 2015 at 5:00 am
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        he’s been trolling pretty much every topic today, whilst adding nothing to the discussions.

    • December 13, 2015 at 3:24 am
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      I’m the son of a billionaire, and never had to work or pay for anything my whole life, and will get to see the premiere of Star Wars on Monday because I know people.

      Peasants… Hahahahahahahahaaaaaa

      • December 13, 2015 at 9:22 am
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        peasant or not I’m still watching the force awakens two days before any other peasant from US.

  • December 13, 2015 at 1:14 am
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    I am too lazy to install helpful work-around extensions, apps, or software, etc. So, my plan is to move to France, rent an apartment, set up my computer, and proceed to watch the video. After watching it, I will take my computer and move out of the apartment, and then fly back home. I think this is the best course of action.

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:19 am
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      Me too. I’ll see you in Paris.

      • December 13, 2015 at 1:48 am
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        See you there, I’ll join aswell… eventhough I can watch the video.
        Paris sounds nice to me.

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:03 am
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      Wise move..pick up a few decent bottles of wine while you are there

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:27 am
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      If you’re quick, you should make it home for the opening Friday.

  • December 13, 2015 at 1:15 am
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    It’s a good thing that I am french, if you ever need specifics in terms of translation, let me know! Good documentary 🙂

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:16 am
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      Wow, your English is amazing.

      • December 13, 2015 at 1:18 am
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        Thanks! I am bilingual French/English so it does help once in a while!

        • December 13, 2015 at 7:04 am
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          Yes, very nice english! But right when you said that you were french I read your comment in a heavy French accent. XD

          • December 13, 2015 at 7:11 am
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            Lol!

          • December 13, 2015 at 3:59 pm
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            Can’t blame you my friend hehe! 🙂 My accent is actually a bit of a mix bag, english, scottish and a little french, it’s wierd! 🙂

  • December 13, 2015 at 1:35 am
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    “Beh-Beh Wheat”

  • December 13, 2015 at 1:52 am
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    i’m torn on the idea of giving the stormtroopers those energy staff things. it does make sense to give them some defense against a jedi. but it suffers from the same problem that i had with grievous in ep III which is that a jedi could/should just toss a non force sensitive opponent across the room or just rip their weapon from their hands instead of pointlessly dueling with them. yeah, yeah, its fantasy, but you still have to follow your own rules.

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:04 am
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      Who says that weapon was built specifically to fight lightsabers? My impression is that it is being repurposed.

      • December 13, 2015 at 2:11 am
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        because it won’t last long otherwise, lightsabres cut through pretty much anything.

        • December 13, 2015 at 2:13 am
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          Finn isn’t remotely trained yet. It’s likely just a melee weapon. I’m just happy to see a Stormtrooper looking not only capable but badass! Even though we all know it’s short lived lol.

          • December 13, 2015 at 2:19 am
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            “we know you can’t hit the broadside of barn with a blaster, so try hitting something with this stick instead.” 😉

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:57 am
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      Well in Grievous defense..he was kind of large, and he was also trained by count Dooku himself, so that has to count for something.

      • December 13, 2015 at 10:02 pm
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        he can have all the fancy sword training he wants but without the force its pretty well useless…unless the writer/director conveniently forgets about it so he can have yet another lightsabre duel just for the hell of it.

    • December 13, 2015 at 5:16 am
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      Well, Grievous had metal legs to keep his feet on the ground so he can resist the force, and Finn, though he can use a lightsaber, isn’t force sensitive. But wait till you see Luke fight a stormtrooper. He’d be dead in an instant.

      • December 13, 2015 at 11:23 am
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        How do you know Finn is not force sensitive ?

      • December 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm
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        except when obi-wan threw him to the ceiling during their duel? he could have easily pinned him to a wall or brought the place down around grievous’ ears if he wanted to. any fight for a person without force powers against a jedi or sith should last about five seconds, with the first four being unrestrained laughter at the poor bugger’s expense.

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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      It continues a problem that the prequels started – that is, making the Jedi look “ordinary”. The battle of Geonosis showed dozens of jedi getting shot like little bitches by droids, Jango etc. Having anti-lightsaber weapons only makes this worse. It goes against everything the OT stood for imo.

    • December 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm
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      Those sticks aren’t to fight jedis. It’s ridiculous. There are no jedis around. I think it’s just an anti-riot kinda new thing.

      • December 13, 2015 at 10:09 pm
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        that just happens to resist a lightsabre blade? that’s a pretttty big coincidence if so. plus we don’t know the score yet in between VI and VII. did luke start training new jedi and then stopped but the first order wanted a counter for it just in case? or did snoke fore see their return? ridiculous? i think not! 😉

  • December 13, 2015 at 2:35 am
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    Rey shot – looks like a passing sandstorm…

    • December 13, 2015 at 2:36 am
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      Did she shoot first?

    • December 13, 2015 at 8:42 am
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      Maybe after that explosion in the other tv spots that knocks her and Finn (and sends BB-8 flying) to the ground. Explains why shes on the ground and all the smoke/dust/sand.

  • December 13, 2015 at 3:28 am
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    Wish I was fluent in French. Why the boxing/kickboxing though? Part of the getting in shape routine or will she actually have some unarmed hand to hand combat in this one? I also think Hasbro missed an opportunity by not releasing a Tonfa toy just as they did by not having one for the Magnaguard.

    • December 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm
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      Hi Snark Vader,

      Don’t worry, the documentary doesn’t give any new information and besides the french translation is a little bit inaccurate sometimes. When they’re training, voice over simply says “here we have the never-before-seen footage of the new young actors hardly training, which indicates we’ll probably see lots of action scenes”. The guy knows no more than you lol
      In the same time, it seems footage from an already edited making of, because while the french voice over talks, you can hear Boyega talking as well in a phrase that hasn’t been translated.

      • December 14, 2015 at 10:41 am
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        Thank you, Dani! I’m sure an English version will pop up later.

  • December 13, 2015 at 7:28 am
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    Well, Finn can handle a saber, so it seems, not just “holding it for someone”

    • December 13, 2015 at 7:49 am
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      Finn’s a former Stormtrooper… who’s fighting a Stormtrooper. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume they train them in that tonfa style of combat. So it’s not out of the question he’d be somewhat decent at it.

      Now when it comes to him versus Ren… well the trailers seem to have already given away the results of that 😛

  • December 13, 2015 at 8:33 am
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    At about 0:11 of the video you can see a lady in a blue gown getting fixed up in the upper right corner of the screen. It must be princess Leia. and the person next to her looks like her daughter Billie with the buns 🙂

    • December 14, 2015 at 7:10 am
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      those were my exact thoughts …

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