George Lucas Asks J.J. Abrams About Darth Vader’s Grandchildren
Lena Dunham, Katie Couric, George Lucas, and more celebrities at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit ask J.J. Abrams anything they want–including a lot of burning questions about Star Wars and Lost.
Starring: J.J. Abrahams, Thomas Middleditch, Shane Smith, Lee Daniels, Jared Leto, Yuri Milner, Lena Dunham, Katie Couric, and Jimmy Iovine
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled to premiere in Los Angeles on December 14, 2015. It will be released in France, Italy and other European nations on December 16, in Germany and the United Kingdom on December 17, and in the United States on December 18, in 3D and IMAX 3D. The film is set to be released approximately 390 IMAX screens in the United States and Canada, and over 400 screens internationally. Beginning from December 18, 2015, it will occupy the whole of IMAX screens in North America for four straight weeks up to January 14, 2016 making it a rare occurrence for a single film to dominate the whole of IMAX screens for a long time. Warner Bros. Pictures‘ The Hobbit trilogy were the last films to receive such a release.
On November 6, 2014, the title of the film was announced as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although the title does not include the words “Episode VII“, Episode VII will be included in the opening crawl. Advance ticket sales for the film began on October 19, 2015, and were in strong demand, resulting in online movie ticket sites crashing. Vue Cinemas, the U.K.’s third-largest theater chain, sold 45,000 tickets in 24 hours, 10,000 of which were sold in 90 minutes, a record for the theater. It pre-sold a record breaking $6.5 million worth of IMAX ticket sales on a single day. IMAX has never previously registered more than $1 million in pre-sales on a single day