At long last, Lucasfilm and Disney finally revealed the first official poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens this morning as we prepare for tomorrow’s big Star Wars-centric happenings, including a new trailer and the kick-off of ticket pre-sales. In addition, star John Boyega is helping to maintain our excitement by revealing a teaser for tomorrow’s full trailer.
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It’s weird to think that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie that opens up exactly two months from now, hasn’t had an official poster up until this point (minus that one of just the logo on a black, starry sky). But, if you thought the Force Awakens marketing campaign was a slow to get started, that’s all about to change as Disney and Lucasfilm kick things into hyperdrive. First stop: a proper, official, classic Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster. Take a look, this very well may be hanging up on your wall one day.
Back in 2012, Disney and Netflix struck a deal that would allow all of Disney’s films — including Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars properties — to stream exclusively on Netflix Instant, starting on January 1, 2016. As that date approaches, many have speculated openly about the Star Wars films finally coming to Netflix. There were even rumors recently that Netflix was prepping their database for the Star Wars movies, though Netflix denied those reports. While they have yet to comment specifically on the existing six films in the Star Wars library, Netflix did confirm that, as of now, they do not have the rights to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but are currently in negotiations to bring that title to their streaming library.
If you noticed, in neither of the first two Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers did you see the Disney logo; each opened with the classic Lucasfilm fanfare. According to Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger, you won’t be seeing the Disney logo in front of The Force Awakens when you see it theaters either.
Alright, Star Wars fans, what are you doing on Monday, October 19? Nope, sorry. Whatever you thought you were doing, you might want to readjust your plans, because you’re going to be sitting in front of your computer, watching the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and pre-ordering your tickets for December 18. At least that’s according to multiple early reports, as well as some of our sources as well.
The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been incredibly promising and exciting, but there’s always that nagging worry that the final product could disappoint. We’re a couple of months out from the release, and J.J. Abrams has given us another reason to be optimistic, as the director has revealed that The Force Awakens won’t be a generic, Disney-fied blockbuster.
Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens is “officially” hitting theaters on December 18, most fans will be able to see it the night before, when theaters begin screening their Friday releases early — usually around 10PM, but sometimes as early as 7PM. But if you’re one of the select few and privileged, you could see this highly-anticipated event film a little earlier…if you make it into the world premiere. Which isn’t likely, but you sure could try.
John Boyega is having one hell of a year. After impressing audiences with his role in the Edgar Wright-produced, Joe Cornish-directed sci-fi film Attack the Block, Boyega was on many fans’ wish lists for big blockbuster projects. He finally got his chance with a lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and although the film doesn’t hit theaters until December, it’s already given him a huge break. But how is Boyega handling his newfound fame? He has a very special mentor to give him some guidance.
Yes, we’ve known for a while that Luke, Leia and Han (and Chewie, and R2, and C-3PO) figure into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and that it’s very likely that one of the new cast members is a part of the Skywalker family. But it’s been unclear if the rest of the trilogy will continue the Skywalker story or pass the legacy on to another heroic character. According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, we can expect all three of the new films to be Skywalker-centric.
There have been some rumors that the fish-eyed Admiral Ackbar from the original Star Wars trilogy would be making an appearance in The Force Awakens. But like approximately 85 percent of Star Wars news, it’s been pure speculation — until now. Actor and puppeteer Tim Rose has officially confirmed his return as Ackbar for The Force Awakens, and no, it’s not a trap.