North America’s Regal Cinemas chain has announced that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to debut in their theaters this weekend. The trailer will screen before every movie shown between 28th – 30th November at the following theaters:
- CA Irvine Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
- CA San Diego Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- GA Atlanta Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- IL Chicago Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
- NY New York Regal Union Square Stadium 14
- PA Warrington Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
- TN Knoxville Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- TX Houston Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
- WA Seattle Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
It is highly likely that other cinema chains will also be showing the trailer on these dates but Regal Cinemas is the first to announce it.
The full movie is set to hit theaters on December 18th 2015.
Official information about Star Wars Episode VII has been pretty thin on the ground, with new rumours springing up online on a seemingly daily basis, however Lucasfilm has finally decided to treat fans to a few tidbits about the movie.
It was announced via starwars.com that the movie will begin principal photography in May 2014 at London’s Pinewood Studios. It has also been confirmed that it will be set roughly 30 years after Return of the Jedi, which makes sense considering the age of the original trilogy’s stars, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, who are said to be returning. The movie will centre around “a trio of new young leads” alongside “some very familiar faces”.
There is still no official casting news on any of the movie’s leads, with Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o the most recent names to be linked to roles.
Star Wars Episode VII officially hits theaters on December 18, 2015.
Lucasfilm has announced the official release date for the new Star Wars sequel. Episode VII, yet to receive a full title, will arrive in cinemas on December 18 2015. This will be the first time a Star Wars film has shown during the Christmas period, with all previous installments premiering in May. The announcement comes despite apparent problems with the script, with J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan recently taking over writing duties from Michael Arndt, although it is unknown how extensive their changes to the story will be.
Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios (owners of Lucasfilm) released the following statement:
We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture.