With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just under one month away, fans are still clamoring for more footage, or anything Star Wars related. British telecommunications company O2 released a new promo video, which doesn't feature any actual footage from the movie, but it does show the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO having their first encounter with the beloved ball droid BB-8, on the desert planet of Jakku. As we've seen in previous photos and footage, C-3PO has a red arm in this video, which we'll learn more about next month in an upcoming comic book.
Back in September, LucasFilm announced a new comic book entitled Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1, a new story from the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens publishing program, which will debut in December. The tale follows C-3PO on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and reveals what led to this change in appearance. LucasFilm still hasn't announced exactly when this comic will debut, but hopefully we'll hear more about its release very soon.
This video is essentially an ad for an O2 contest where fans can win tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens through the company's website and Priority app. Fans can visit O2.UK/StarWars for more information, and for a number of other Star Wars-themed offers through O2. This British company certainly isn't the first to use Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters in its commercials, and it likely won't be the last either.
Earlier this week, Verizon debuted a commercial that featured both BB-8 and Chewbacca, and with just under a month until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, there will surely be more companies who will try to capitalize on the franchise's immense popularity to sell their products. Regardless of what ads may come text, the anticipation for this franchise is at an all-time high, with box office records already being broken, weeks before it hits theaters. We reported yesterday that there has already been $50 million worth of advanced ticket sales, which shatters the previous record of $25 million set by 2012's The Dark Knight Rises.
Some box office analysts are predicting that Star Wars: The Force Awakens could make over $300 million in its opening weekend, which would shatter the newly-established record of $208.8 million set by Jurassic World this summer. With $50 million in pre-sales already, it certainly is possible that Star Wars: The Force Awakens could meet or exceed these incredibly high expectations, but we won't know for sure until December 18. Until then, take a look at this new video with R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8.