Two months ahead of the December 18 release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens news is coming fast and furious. This is what you need to know so you don’t miss a thing.
As the Star Wars: The Force Awakens release date nears — it’s only two-months away — we are excited to have some fresh official information that has the internet on fire. Fans are beside themselves with excitement about all the cool things they can expect in the coming weeks.
Let’s take a look and see the latest in Star Wars: The Force Awakens news.
In this amazing poster we see original cast members Han Solo (Harrison Ford), R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), C3PO (Anthony Daniels), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and newcomers Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), what appears to be Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and fan favorite BB-8.
Even more interesting, if you look closely, there’s a Death Star-looking planet in the background. Do you see it? As well as a couple of X-Wing fighters and the Millennium Falcon, among other things. Last, but not least, we get a first peek at original character Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), whose hand is the only thing we’ve seen thus far. What an unusual hairdo.
STAR WARS MARATHON
This is definitely one of the most exciting pieces of Star Wars: The Force Awakens news we got from StarWars.com. According to the website, a marathon showing all seven movies will premiere on December 17 in select theaters all across the U.S. This is the ultimate fan experience and should get everyone even more pumped for December 18. Go to Dark Horizons for a list of theaters participating in the Star Wars Marathon.
STAR WARS SATURDAYS – REGAL CINEMAS
Every Saturday, between December 19 and January 9, 2016, the first 500 guests who view the J.J. Abrams blockbuster in IMAX Regal theaters will receive a collectors ticket, featuring unique Star Wars: The Force Awakens art. Each week there will be new art to give away.
STAR WARS SUNDAYS – AMC THEATERS
A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens print will be offered between December 20 and January 10, to all those who buy a ticket for the film in IMAX 3D at AMC Theaters. Artist Dan Mumford will create new designs each week for those participating.
AMC Theaters are also partnering with Disney Parks to celebrate the much awaited release and will hold an event for fans who enter on December 17. They will be among the first to see the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie and can purchase tickets, online only, at AMCtheatres.com/StarWarsWDW.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens news also includes a promotion from Fandango, in which ticket buyers will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to the film’s world premiere. Those who buy tickets within the first 24-hours have even more chances of winning the amazing trip.
Check with your local theater to see if they are participating in any of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens events leading up to the December 18 release.
Another bit of exciting Star Wars: The Force Awakens news is the upcoming last trailer release. StarWars.com has confirmed that the clip will debut as part of a special event during the Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN. Check out the cool sneak peek below.
Finally, The Verge is also confirming advanced tickets will be available to buy on Monday, October 19, immediately after the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on ESPN.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 19, 2015
Are you excited about all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens news two-months ahead of the movie’s release?
[Image via Screencap/ESPN Video]