While it may be an exaggeration to say the The Force Awakens was thirty years in the making, it was a long and involved process, beginning the moment Disney bought Lucasfilm. Mr Sunday Movies tells us about some of the many ideas, concept artworks, and plans that the creators went through and ultimately changed or rejected before the final product was unveiled. Contains spoilers, but if you haven’t seen the movie by now, you probably don’t care about any of this.
In the process of winnowing all this down to what was actually put into the movie, they ended up with the best that was left and would fit into two hours and 16 minutes. It sure didn’t seem that long. -via Geeks Are Sexy