'Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens' news: no advance preview for critics ahead of its official release in December


The “Star Wars” franchise is one of the most successful and withstanding movie series spanning over three decades of epic space films. The George Lucas-created saga has captured the interest of audiences all over with its unique storyline and fascinating concept of the outer space. So when “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” was given the green light by The Walt Disney Company in October 2012, it generated massive excitement for the upcoming flick.

Filming has been done and a series of promotional activities are already lined up for its Dec. 18 release, but only a little bit of official information is known to the public. The Wrap reported that the first new movie in the upcoming “Star Wars” trilogy will be skipping awards shows in order to keep the lid on the plot for as long as possible. Likewise, Disney and Lucasfilm decided not to screen the movie for critics ahead of its roll out even though films with promising stories are normally shown to evaluators to generate more buzz and pique the interest of moviegoers. However, given the range of the fan base of “Star Wars,” extra help from media outlets will no longer be needed. The long lines of fans queuing over night hoping to score premiere show tickets can attest to that.

Even the short video clip teasers that were released for the movie were all carefully curated in a way that nothing slips out or given away. Last month, Harrison Ford, who plays the iconic role of Hans Solo dropped at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and was also asked for some snippets regarding the movie, but he was able to keep his lips sealed explaining that he really can’t give out anything about the motion picture.