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Star Wars fans can feel the force on new Disney rides

Published 22/02/2016

Harrison Ford unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated Star Wars Experience
Harrison Ford unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated Star Wars Experience

The Star Wars expansion at Disney's American theme parks will include a virtual reality ride that allows fans to pilot the Millennium Falcon, fight in a battle between the Resistance and the First Order and meet droids and aliens.

Harrison Ford and robot droid BB-8 unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated Star Wars Experience during a special on American television celebrating Disneyland's 60th anniversary called The Wonderful World Of Disney: Disneyland 60.

The rides will be the newest galactic addition to Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The Han Solo star introduced the plans saying: "Star Wars is, for lack of a better word … awesome.

"I'm so blessed that I had the opportunity to be a part of it, to walk in these iconic locations. And soon, you'll be able to do that as well. Not in a galaxy far, far away, but in a place close to home."

The programme showed off new concept art from the attractions, including some shots from the cockpit of the Falcon as it flies into battle.

Ford later introduced the first orchestral performance of Star Wars Live In Concert in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Dame Helen Mirren sported a pair of silver Mickey Mouse ears on a blue hat as she introduced the programme celebrating the history of the theme park.

During the tribute Sir Elton John debuted new song Wonderful Crazy Night in addition to performing his Oscar-nominated song Circle Of Life from The Lion King in front of the famous pink castle at Disneyland.

Jessie J performed When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio and Fall Out Boy delivered a rendition of I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book.

Darth Vader and Stormtroopers attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PA
Darth Vader and Stormtroopers attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PA
US actress Carrie Fisher (R) poses with a storm trooper as she attends the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Harrison Ford signs autographs for fans at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Chewbacca and Darth Vader attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Storm Troopers attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Star Wars droid BB-8 attends the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
British actress Gwendoline Christie attends the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
A Star War fan dressed as Darth Vader (L) poses in front of the Zoo Palast cinema in Berlin where is presented the German premiere of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 16, 2015. . / AFP / dpa / Jens Kalaene / Germany OUTJENS KALAENE/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Peter Mayhew attends the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Harrison Davis, Warwick Davis, Samantha Davis and Annabel Davis attend the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
British actress Daisy Ridley attends the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Adam Driver attends the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Harrison Davis, Warwick Davis, Samantha Davis and Annabel Davis attend the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Warwick Davies and Star Wars droid BB-8 arrive for the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
BB-8 attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
British actor Warwick Davies poses for a selfie with Star Wars droid BB-8 during the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Chewbacca attend the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
C-3PO and R2-D2 attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Actors in Star Wars character costumes attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Actors in Star Wars character costumes attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Star Wars characters attend the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Star Wars characters attend the opening of the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Storm troopers attend the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Darth Vader accompanied by storm troopers attends the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Darth Vader and Stormtroopers attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Jawa attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Storm troopers arrive for the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Storm troopers arrive for the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Storm troopers arrive for the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A young Star Wars fan wearing a Darth Vader mask stands next to people dressed as Stormtroopers at the EuropaCorp Cinemas in Tremblay-en-France outside Paris before the premiere of the franchise's latest film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 16, 2015. / AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A young Star Wars fan wearing a Darth Vader mask arrives at the EuropaCorp Cinemas in Tremblay-en-France outside Paris on December 16, 2015 before the premiere of the franchise's latest film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". / AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A Star Wars fan from the US poses with people dressed as stormtroopers at the EuropaCorp Cinemas in Tremblay-en-France outside Paris on December 16, 2015 before the premiere of the franchise's latest film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". / AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Stormtroopers perform during a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. The movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Fans dressed up as Star Wars character pose ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Fans with Star Wars merchandise arrive for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Fans with lightsabers attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
A Star Wars fan in a Kyle Ren costume before the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Star Wars fans dressed as Stormtroopers and an Emperor's Royal Guard (C) pose in front of the Zoo Palast cinema in Berlin where is presented the German premiere of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 16, 2015. After months of teaser trailers that raised more questions than answers -- and a Hollywood premiere from which the celebrity audience emerged smiling but sworn to secrecy -- some of the franchise's millions of fans finally got to see it for themselves. / AFP / dpa / Jens Kalaene / Germany OUTJENS KALAENE/AFP/Getty Images
A Star Wars fan in a Kyle Ren costume before the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ StarWars. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Fans receive light sabres before the start of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Fans wait for the start of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Fans receive light sabres before the start of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Fans wait for the start of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Workers prepare the red carpet ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Fans dressed up as Star Wars character pose ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Fans dressed up as Star Wars character pose ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Fans wait ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans dressed as Star Wars characters attend a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. the movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans dressed as Star Wars characters pose for a photo during a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. the movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans dressed as Star Wars characters attend a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. the movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A promotional staff member dressed as Star Wars character Darth Vader attends the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROL / AFP / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans dressed as Star Wars characters attend a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. the movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
A worker adjusts a lighting rig ahead the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans dressed as Star Wars characters attend a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. the movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans dressed as Star Wars characters attend a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. the movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans wear Stormtrooper helmets during a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. The movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
Stormtroopers attend a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. The movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean fans dressed as Star Wars characters follow a replica of R2-D2 (L) during a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. the movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
Stormtroopers perform during a Jedi parade before a release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on December 16, 2015. The movie will be released in South Korea on December 17. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
A fans dressed in costume poses as he waits for the morning screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris, France, Wednesday, Dec.16, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Promotional staff and fans attend the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
Promotional staff dressed as Star Wars characters attend the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
Promotional staff dressed as Star Wars characters ttend the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
A promotional staff member dressed as Star Wars character Darth Vader attends the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
A technician puts together a R2D2 Interactive Robotic Droid at the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
Promotional staff dressed as Star Wars characters pose for a photo during the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
Promotional staff dressed as stormtroopers attend the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
Promotional staff and fans attend the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
A promotional staff member dressed as Star Wars character Darth Vader attends the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Singapore on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLMOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images
Fans queue ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A fan dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives for the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Fans queue ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Workers attach posters ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: A Star Wars fan dressed as Obi Wan Kenobi in interviewed by journalists in Leicester Square ahead of the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 16, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
A queuing fan wearing a Yoda mask poses ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: A Star Wars fan holds a storm trooper toy he is hoping to get signed by cast members at the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 16, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
A fan takes a photograph of the poster for "Star Wars The Force Awakens" before its European Premiere in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Fans poses with their film sweatshirts as they queue ahead of the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - An ice-sculptures in the form of a Stormtrooper from the Star Wars series is displayed during the Star Wars Ice-sculpture festival in Liege on December 16, 2015. The wait is finally over. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens in cinemas in France, South Africa and several other countries, with fans giving their first reaction to the latest episode of the space saga. / AFP / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
Ice-sculptures in the form of Obi-Wan Kenobi (L) Qui-Gon (C) and Darth Maul (R) from the Star Wars series are displayed during the Star Wars Ice-sculpture festival in Liege on December 16, 2015. The wait is finally over. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens in cinemas in France, South Africa and several other countries, with fans giving their first reaction to the latest episode of the space saga. / AFP / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
A fan dresses as Obi-Wan Kenobi poses as he arrives for the European Premiere of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. Ever since 1977, when "Star Wars" introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
An ice-sculpture in the form of Star Wars character Kylo Ben is displayed during the Star Wars Ice sculpture festival in Liege on December 16, 2015, The wait is finally over. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens in cinemas in France, South Africa and several other countries, with fans giving their first reaction to the latest episode of the space saga. / AFP / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
A fans dressed as Darth Vader with a Santa Claus hat queues before the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Grand Rex cinema on December 16, 2015 in Paris. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Fans dressed in costumes queue for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Grand Rex cinema on December 16, 2015 in Paris. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
A Stars Wars fan takes a picture ahead of the screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the cinema Kinepolis in Rocourt, on December 16, 2015. / AFP / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
Fans dressed as stormtroopers arrive for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Grand Rex cinema on December 16, 2015 in Paris. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Fans dressed in costumes arrive before the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Grand Rex cinema on December 16, 2015 in Paris. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
A Star Wars fan poses for a photograph with her ticket at the first screening of 'The Force Awakens' at the Kinepolis cinema in Brussels, on December 16, 2015. / AFP / BELGA AND Belga / LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / Belgium OUTLAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images
A fan dressed as a Star Wars character arrives at the Australian premier of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Sydney on December 16, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens to the general public on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
A party-goer wears a Star Wars movie characters' outfit during a party in owntown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Gwendoline Christie attends the World Premiere of ?Star Wars: The Force Awakens? at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)***BESTPIX***
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters). Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters) Stormtrooers arrive at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters) Stormtrooers arrive at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters) Actor John Boyega arrives at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters). Actor Max von Sydow attends The Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters). Director George Lucas arrives at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters) Directors George Lucas and J.J. Abrams attend The Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Fans dressed in character wait in the stands at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (Editors Note: Image altered using digital filters) Directors George Lucas and J.J. Abrams attend The Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Mellody Hobson, left, and George Lucas arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Fans cheer in the stands at world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Gwendoline Christie arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. Christie plays the role of Captain Phasma in the film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Daisy Ridley arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. Ridley plays the role of Rey in the film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd arrive at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors John Boyega (L) and Chadwick Boseman attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors John Boyega (L) and Oscar Isaac attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and director J.J. Abrams attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and director J.J. Abrams attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Daisy Ridley (L) and Billie Lourd attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Producer Kathleen Kennedy (L) and actress Daisy Ridley attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger (L) and actor Harrison Ford attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors David Oyelowo (L) and Lupita Nyong'o attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
French lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti poses next to a person wearing a Darth Vader (Dark Vador) costume during the "Darth Vader's trial" event at the Grand Rex movie theatre in Paris, on December 14, 2015, two days ahead of the premiere screening of the widely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
French lawyers Eric Dupond-Moretti (C) and Antoine Vey (R) sit next to a person wearing a Darth Vader (Dark Vador) costume during the "Darth Vader's trial" event at the Grand Rex movie theatre in Paris, on December 14, 2015, two days ahead of the premiere screening of the widely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
French lawyers Eric Dupond-Moretti (2ndL) and Antoine Vey (C) listen to fellow lawyer Patrice Spinosi (R) as they sit next to a person wearing a Darth Vader (Dark Vador) costume during the "Darth Vader's trial" event at the Grand Rex movie theatre in Paris, on December 14, 2015, two days ahead of the premiere screening of the widely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
A person wearing a "stormtrooper" costume stands in the Grand Rex movie theatre during the "Darth Vader's trial" event in Paris, on December 14, 2015, two days ahead of the premiere screening of the widely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Sofia Vergara, left, and Joe Manganiello arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
This photo provided by Disney/Lucasfilm shows stormtroopers in a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The movie releases in the U.S. on Dec. 18, 2015. (Film Frame/Lucasfilm via AP)
Director J.J. Abrams, left, and Katie McGrath arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Carrie Fisher, left, and daughter Billie Lourd arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Anthony Daniels arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. Daniels plays the role of C-3PO. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Daisy Ridley arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. Ridley plays the role of Rey in the film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
People watch a display screen showing the red carpet arrivals outside a large white tent lining Hollywood Boulevard for the premiere of the latest Star Wars film, 'The Force Awakens' in Hollywood, California on December 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
People watch from behind police barricades and closure of streets on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California as preparations take place for the premiere of the latest Star Wars film, "The Force Awakens", which premieres in Hollywood tonight. PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Gerrard Christian Zacher, dressed in a Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot outfit, displays the helmet for a camera crew on hand to interview fans, among a group of over 100 people, who are free to come and go with their names on a list and tickets in their possession, for the December 17 opening of the new Star wars film "The Force Awakens" on December 8, 2015. Some have been camped out for three nights in front of the TCL Theater along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Bystanders watch as a person dressed in a Chewbacca costume walks near where fans have been congregating at the plaza in front of the TCL Theater in Hollywood, California on December 10, 2015, where over 100 fans with tickets in their possession and some camped out for the past three or four nights, have been gathering in anticipation for the new film, 'The Force Awakens', which opens on December 17. Excitement over the latest "Star Wars" movie is building to fever pitch as fans literally count the days, hours and minutes before the latest installment of the space saga hits screens. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Caroline Ritter (C-green hair) and other Star Wars fans hold their place in line behind a barricade along Hollywood Boulevard as preparations are underway for the premiere later tonight of the latest Star Wars film, "The Force Awakens." Ritter and her partner Andrew Porters, who have been camped outside the TCL Theater since December 5, will get married in the queue on December 17 when the film opens to the public in theaters. Ritter and Porter travelled to Los Angeles from their home in Singleton, Hunter Valley in new South Wales, Australia. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Road closures and security check points surround the large white tent lining Hollywood Boulevard amid continuing preparations for the tonight's Premiere of the latest Star Wars film, "The Force Awakens", on December 14, 2015 Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A couple poses for a selfie in front of a display screen outside a large white tent lining along Hollywood Boulevard for the premiere of the latest Star Wars film, 'The Force Awakens' in Hollywood, California on December 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman rushes past a store selling Star Wars merchandise along Hollywood Boulevard for the premiere of the latest Star Wars film, 'The Force Awakens' in Hollywood, California on December 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
General view of the set up at the World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", in Hollywood, California, on December 14, 2015.AFP PHOTO /VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Harrison Ford attends the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actors Harrison Ford (L) and Mark Hamill attend the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
Actors Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", in Hollywood, California, on December 14, 2015.AFP PHOTO /VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and director J.J. Abrams attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor John Boyega attends the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Star Wars promotional posters are setup in Leicester Square ahead of the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: A fan wearing a Star Wars themed Christmas jumper arrives in Leicester Square to collect his fan pass ahead of the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Star Wars promotional posters are setup in Leicester Square ahead of the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Star Wars promotional posters are setup in Leicester Square ahead of the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: A fan wearing a Star Wars themed Christmas jumper arrives in Leicester Square to collect his fan pass ahead of the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Star Wars promotional posters are setup in Leicester Square ahead of the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: A fan wearing a Star Wars themed Christmas jumper arrives in Leicester Square to collect his fan pass ahead of the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by . J. Abrams. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
A man wears a Star Wars character "Kylo Ren" outfit during a party in downtown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
A man wears a Star Wars character "Kylo Ren" outfit during a party in downtown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
A man wears a Star Wars character "Leia Organa" outfit during a party in downtown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Party-goers wear Star Wars movie characters outfits during a party in owntown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
A party-goer wears a Star Wars movie character's outfit during a party in owntown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Party-goers wear Star Wars movie character's outfits during a party in owntown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
A party-goer wears a Star Wars movie character's outfit during a party in owntown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Party-goers wear Star Wars movie stormtroopers characters' outfits during a party in owntown Rome on December 15, 2015 on the eve of the premiere of the Disney movie. The latest installment of the Star Wars series opens in cinemas in France, Italy and other European countries at the start of a global rollout of the film, whose plot has been kept under wraps by producers Disney. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Preperations for the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" European premiere in Leicester Square on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film, starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Preperations for the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" European premiere in Leicester Square on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film, starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Preperations for the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" European premiere in Leicester Square on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film, starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilms "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2 ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANAs BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japans largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2 ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2 ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S. December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Preperations for the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" European premiere in Leicester Square on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film, starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Preperations for the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" European premiere in Leicester Square on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film, starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Preperations for the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" European premiere in Leicester Square on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film, starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Preperations for the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" European premiere in Leicester Square on December 15, 2015 in London, England. The film, starring members of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/Getty Images)
A Stars Wars fan holds "light sabres" as he poses for a photograph as he waits for a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", at the Kinepolis cinema in Liege, on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS / AFP / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
A fan wears Star Wars slippers as he arrives at the Australian premier of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Sydney on December 16, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens to the general public on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
A young fan dressed as a Star Wars character arrives at the Australian premier of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Sydney on December 16, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens to the general public on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
A young fan dressed as a Star Wars character arrives at the Australian premier of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Sydney on December 16, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens to the general public on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
A fan dressed as a Star Wars character arrives at the Australian premier of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Sydney on December 16, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens to the general public on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
A fan dressed as a Star Wars character arrives at the Australian premier of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Sydney on December 16, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens to the general public on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
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