We're down to the wire, here, folks. Tonight is the night! Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally be in theaters for 7 and 10 pm previews. While a lot of you have tickets, there are some folks who work in public safety who will be protecting you from anything or anyone who might want to do harm on this glorious occasion we've all waited so long for. And they only ask one thing in return. That upon leaving the theater, you don't spoil it for them as you rush by gleefully talking about all the cool (and somewhat sad) things that happen in this long-awaited sequel.
Cops are people too. And they love Star Wars just as much as you do. At least that's the message the Philadelphia Police Department is sending out on this day when most of us will be returning to that galaxy far, far away. The PPD has issued a stern warning about SPOILERS. While posting, leaking or drive-by Spoilers are not illegal, this gang of law informant officials believe they should be. Now, before you come down too hard and start bitching about how the police need to 'shut up', remember this is all in fun. And seriously, who is going to save your ass from a Sith attack on a movie theater tonight? Possibly the boys in blue. They just want everyone to be respectful.
There are a lot of big reveals in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And they come fast and furious from the very start of the movie. There are plenty of mysteries revealed, and many more that only start to take shape. Of course, every fan who sees the movie is going to want to head to the local coffee shop and pour over what they've just witnessed for hours. Just realize that there are a lot of folks super excited about the movie who won't be able to see it tonight, or even this weekend. So be mindful! That's all anyone asks.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a unique movie in that all the secrets have been closely guarded for three years now. Watching the movie is like pushing a release valve. There will be moments in the movie that come as shocking and devastating. Some fans are already seeking grief councilors. It will be extremely hard to avoid hearing all of the juicy details after the first screening lets out tonight. So if you plan on seeing the movie sometime throughout the weekend, it's probably best if you avoid any public places where nerds and geeks may gather. Do you really need any other kind of warning?
The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. Epic Battles. Remote worlds. Strange creatures. And deadly threats at each turn. A long time ago a group of heroes banded together to save the galaxy from an Evil Empire. A dark new threat promises to destroy everything they've fought for. Now it's time for a new generation of heroes. Rey, a scavenger searching for answers. And Finn, a rogue Stormtrooper looking for something to fight for. They team up with a mysterious droid named BB-8. These three must make a choice. Continue their journey alone. Or work together to defeat the dark side.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will introduce three new heroes into the Star Wars universe, John Boyega's Finn, Daisy Ridley's Rey and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron, along with Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher are also reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy. 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 directs Star Wars: The Force Awakens from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are serve as producers with Tommy Harper and Jason D. McGatlin executive producing. 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.
No, posting #StarWarsForceAwakens spoilers is not a crime. Yes, it should be. We enforce the laws - we don't make them. Sorry.— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) December 15, 2015