Why is J.J. Abrams Wearing a Maine Shirt in a ‘The Force Awakens’ Extra Feature?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived on digital download on April 1 packed with deleted scenes and extra behind the scenes features. There's one feature in particular that is catching Maine Star Wars fans' eyes.
A 60-minute behind the scenes feature titled Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey shows the filming and production process of the film including short, behind the scenes moments with each of the actors.
In a series of shots on the set with Carrie Fisher, who returns to her role as Leia Organa (she's a General now, not a Princess), director J.J. Abrams is shown wearing a shirt with the Batman logo with the word "Batman" replaced with "Maine."
That got Maine Star Wars fans' attention.
According to The Bangor Daily News, Abrams wife is from Maine. She graduated from Brewer High School in 1986, met Abrams through a mutual friend, got married in 1996 and now have three children.
They don't get to Maine as often as they'd like these days, especially with Abrams being one of the hottest directors and producers in Hollywood right now. His Maine connection goes even further as he produced the Hulu original series 11.22.63 based on Stephen King's best-selling novel.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available now on digital download and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 5.