The Force Awakens as Darth Vader and droids make an impact at University of Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Dec 14, 2015 01:15 PM |
Video celebrates the UK premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday 17 December

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 14 December 2015

Video of Star Wars at the University of Leicester available below:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest film in the long-running franchise, releases in UK theatres on Thursday 17 December, during which time it is set to take eager audiences – and the box office -  to a galaxy far, far away.

To celebrate the launch of the film the University of Leicester’s Marketing Communications team has envisioned what it might be like if some of the franchise’s iconic characters came to the University’s campus in a new video.

The video features the adorable droid BB-8 from the upcoming film, as well as old staples including Darth Vader and an AT-AT walker, interacting with the various buildings and locations across the University of Leicester’s campus while students go about their business.

This isn’t the first time that the University of Leicester has been associated with Star Wars, either. Student papers published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Physics Special Topics have been applying science to the Jedi universe for years, covering topics as varied as how Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia would actually be different ages due to Einstein's theory of relativity, what hyperspace travel would really look like and devising a concept for a Death Star deflector shield.

The video was made using the Action Movie FX app using assets released by Bad Robot Interactive.

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