- "I knew when I started writing it that it would be cancelled... there were a lot of things that were known to the public that I think Disney and Kathleen Kennedy just didn't want to rehash."
- ―J.W. Rinzler
The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a canceled or delayed reference book that was to chronicle the production of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. As of October 3, 2016, Amazon.com did not give a release date for the title, which was originally announced for October 25, 2016. Co-author Jonathan W. Rinzler has said that the book has been postponed.
The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the ultimate eyewitness account of the film's complete production history—the fantastic work of the conceptual art team, the commitment to creating a new story in a saga that is loved around the world, J. J. Abrams's helming of the massive production, and the post-production finesse of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound—with exclusive reflections from George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as well as Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and many others.
A must-have for Star Wars fans, this authorized, all-access book—perhaps the most comprehensive documentation of an in-progress production ever written—will be an indispensable work for all movie fans and devotees of popular culture.