It’d be a lie if we say we aren’t excited about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” because we’re only a month away from its release now.
Since October this year, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have been releasing a surprising amount of trailers and TV spots of the film. Some footage managed to shed light on its plot, but there’s still a lot of mysteries left unsolved.
Case in point, Luke Skywalker’s little or no presence in the official theatrical poster.
So, what exactly is happening in this highly anticipated space opera? Well, you’ll find out when you watch it in a cinema near you on 17th December.
According to cinema.my, a plethora of local cinemas including GSC Cinemas, TGV Cinemas, and MBO Cinemas will begin the advance ticket sales for this long-awaited, much-talked about saga continuation today (16th November).
But from what we know, TGV Cinemas is currently the only cinema chain to have opened its advance sales and most tickets for the first midnight screening of the movie have already been snapped up by fans of “Star Wars” through TGV’s official website or its mobile app.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. The story is set around 30 years after the events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”. Newcomer Daisy Ridley is starring in it as a character named Rey while John Boyega will play Finn. Adam Driver is portraying Kylo Ren, a new villain who wields the much-discussed “tri-saber”.
“Game of Thrones“ star Gwendoline Christie will portray Captain Phasma aka the chrome Stormtrooper while Oscar Isaac, who will be seen next as Apocalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse“, is portraying Poe Dameron, an elite pilot who has been sent on a mission.
“12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o will play a character named Maz Katana, which will be brought to life using CGI based on her performance capture work. Her character is a pirate with no allegiances to either the Resistance (aka the Rebel Alliance) or the First Order (the new Empire). It was rumoured that she was in possession of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew are returning to reprise their respective roles as Han Solo and his old friend Chewbacca.
Check out the trailer below:
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set to be released on 17th Dec 2015.