‘Star Wars’ Movie Marathon Confirmed For Run-Up To ‘The Force Awakens’

Promotions for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are about to hit a fever pitch, including a chance for die-hard fans to watch all seven movies in order at the movie theaters. Information is still sparse, but the all-day marathon might be the perfect way to enjoy the run-up to the new film.

According to Screen Crush, the Star Wars Marathon will start at 4 a.m., December 17, and will finish with The Force Awakens at 7 p.m. The tickets will be $50, and they will go on sale on October 19.

The first leak about the marathon came from a Fandango page titled “Star Wars Marathon,” which released a poster showing the titles of all seven movies in order along with the tag ling “All seven movies. One epic journey.”

The page also says “See it in Digital 3D,” Comicbook.com reports that it could be the first time that general audiences get a chance to see Episode II in 3D, although the 3D could just be for The Force Awakens.

For those people who don’t have the time for an all-day marathon, the normal tickets for the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are expected to go on sale at the same time.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Disney is releasing another trailer on October 19 at half time on a special Star Wars-themed Monday Night Football from ESPN. In addition to the trailer, the game will feature special graphics, avatars, and a special app.

The studio is expected to finally release the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens logo, and stop using the generic one.

The classic Star Wars logo reinvented for The Force Awakens, commentators expect this to be replaced with something less generic October 19th. [Image Credit: TerraS12/ Wikimedia Commons]
The classic Star Wars logo reinvented for The Force Awakens; commentators expect this to be replaced with something less generic October 19th. [Image Credit: TerraS12/ Wikimedia Commons]
The trailer will be the last before the actual movie debut. The moment the trailer airs the mad dash to buy up early tickets will commence.

Meanwhile in Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Season of the Force will start on November 16, featuring several new promotions.

The Disneyland blog released a complete rundown on the upcoming Star Wars related events for Disneyland.

  • Star Wars Launch Bay: This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more.
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple: Coming in December, a twist on the Jedi Training experience will introduce new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney XD series, Star Wars: Rebels.
  • Hyperspace Mountain: For a limited time, guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle in this reimagining of the classic Space Mountain attraction.

There will be other specials, including a compilation of classic scenes from the franchise in the Tomorrowland theater and specially themed foods, beverages, and merchandise.

The Season of the Force will also serve as a prelude to the upcoming Star Wars Land, expected to be opened in both Florida and Southern California by 2017. On January 10, Disney will begin construction, forcing the closure of Disneyland Railroad and many attractions on the Rivers of America. Likewise, the Big Thunder Ranch, including the BBQ, petting zoo, and Jamboree, will close permanently.

There are sure to be plenty more promotions to come as Disney’s marketing team comes into the final stretch. In the end, will the movie be worth the massive amount of hype behind it? It’s impossible to say for sure, but at least with a Star Wars movie marathon, you’ll have plenty to watch before the moment of truth.

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