Did you just feel a tremble in the Force? That was Disney and LucasFilm announcing on StarWars.com that Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy will be kicking off Star Wars Celebration 2015 in person. And guess what? They are bringing something 'big'? What that is, we just don't know. It could be a new trailer, it could be more information about the sequels and spin-offs, or it could be the original 1977 cast back together on stage for their first big public reveal. Or, heck, it could be all three of those things. Whatever happens, its going to bring the world to it's knees for approximately 20 minutes. Excited yet? Here is the official press release:
StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - who once attended Star Wars Celebration as a fan - is confirmed to appear at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this April. J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will kick off the show in a big way on Thursday morning, April 16, at 10:00 a.m. This will be a day long remembered.
Kathleen Kennedy attended Celebration Europe in July 2013, where she had an in-depth chat with host Warwick Davis, and revealed that John Williams would return to score Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She also toured the show floor, checking out the work of the R2 Builders Club - which led to members of the fan group joining the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Visit StarWars.com to buy tickets, and check back closer to the show for queuing and wristband details. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for release December 18, 2015.