While the rest of the world has to wait until Thursday night to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, celebrities and critics alike gathered for the world premiere screening in Hollywood last night. Full reviews won't be posted until Wednesday, but a slew of actors, filmmakers and online reviewers took to their Twitter accounts to share their early reactions with the fans, which were overwhelmingly positive. Although there were a few slightly negative takes on the most highly-anticipated movie of the year. One thing's for certain, this premiere event was for the ages.
Actors such as Patton Oswalt, Rainn Wilson, Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Elizabeth Banks, Dane Cook, Josh Gad and Eric Stonestreet chimed in with their thoughts on Twitter, while another celebrity even got into the cosplay spirit during the premiere. Joseph Gordon-Levitt showed up to the premiere, which was held simultaneously at both the El Capitan Theatre and the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, dressed as Yoda. Filmmakers such as The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, Andrew Stanton (WALL-E) and Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) also chimed in, along with many more.
Three new heroes will be introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens universe, John Boyega's Finn, Daisy Ridley's Rey and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron, along with Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren. Beloved Star Wars characters Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher are also reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy, although very little is known about their characters. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens supporting cast includes Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke and Max von Sydow as an unidentified character.
J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason D. McGatlin serving as executive producers. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be followed by the first spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, arriving on December 16, 2016. Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated for release on May 26, 2017, with Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie arriving on May 25, 2018 and Star Wars: Episode IX premiering sometime in 2019.
Along with the reactions from actors, filmmakers and critics, 20th Century Fox, which still owns the rights to the original classic that started it all, 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, sent out an interesting tweet themselves last night as well. The tweet from the studio's official account included a video of the studio's logo and theme that played before the original trilogy, along with this message: "For those attending the #StarWarsPremiere tonight who want to keep it old school, just add this..." Take a look at all of the reactions below from just a handful of people who attended the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere last night in Hollywood.