When it comes to Star Wars, the red carpet rolls out. For Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that means every IMAX theater in the country–including those tied to museums, will pull their other films to make room for the next episode. So for at least four weeks beginning December 18, 2015, Star Wars have all the North American IMAX screens and most of the foreign screens all to itself, about 400 U.S. and 400 other screens worldwide. Only The Hobbit trilogy films had a similar exclusivity arrangement.
Abrams has said one sequence was filmed with IMAX cameras, so don’t expect Episode VII to be entirely in full IMAX mode. Luckily, if you’re among the three people out there who aren’t Star Wars fans, the IMAX exclusive shouldn’t impact other genre films of the season–SPECTRE, the next James Bond flick, will likely have completed its run in theaters by then.
We also have a quick clip that was released via Instagram today showing a surprising image–John Boyega’s Finn, revealed in earlier trailers as a Stormtrooper who wrecks his TIE Fighter, is wielding a lightsaber in the same dark and blue lit location as Adam Driver’s Darth Vader-inspired Kylo Renn–the villain with the unique hilted-blade saber.
Don’t blink–or you may miss this brief clip, also featuring a new shot of Daisy Ridley’s Rey and the nifty new non-CGI droid BB-8. Here’s the clip:
Everything new we see of Episode VII looks better and better.
If you want to see John Boyega in action, take a look at his starring role in Attack the Block, reviewed previously here at borg.com.
It’s getting closer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters December 18, 2015.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg