Disney and Lucasfilm will unveil Star Wars: The Force Awakens at a massive world premiere in Los Angeles on Dec. 14, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From there, the highly anticipated sequel will jump into hyperspace and head for a premiere in London, followed by other events around the world.
The Los Angeles premiere is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in recent Hollywood history, with executives, agents and journalists jockeying for a coveted invite. In addition, Disney is attempting to keep the film’s secrets under wraps, so there likely will be minimal screenings for press and cast and crew in advance of the premiere. While castmembers from the J.J. Abrams-helmed film have appeared at Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration over the past year, the world premiere also is likely to be the first time that most or all of the cast will be seen together.
The Force Awakens will begin to hit theaters on Dec. 17 in the U.K. and Dec. 16 in France, prior to its wide debut in the U.S. on Dec. 18.