Star Wars: Prepare for a Social Media Blackout, The Force Awakens To Hit the UK and France Early

Before the dark times. Before the spoilers.

Obviously, we’re all greatly anticipating the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th. While tickets have yet to go on sale, there are some rumors we’ll be seeing that happen next month. However, in a move that is sure to fracture the fragile harmony of geek culture across the globe we’ve recently learned that The Force Awakens will not have a simultaneous release.

What kind of release will it be?

The film will release in the US on December 18th, the UK on December 17th, and in France on December 16th. As if we needed another reason to hate the French.

Why is this happening?

Disney often opens its big movies a few days early in some European territories. We’re not exactly sure why, but it actually seems to be a common practice among many companies.

What can I do to prevent from being spoiled?

Stay off Twitter. Stay off Facebook. Really, just avoid the internet altogether. No one can be trusted with spoilers of this magnitude.

If you have the money, we suppose you could always fly to France and see the movie early… but that would involve being in France. So, really you’re taking a hit either way.

Will this also happen with the other Star Wars movies released in the future?

We’re willing to bet that will be the case, but nothing has been officially confirmed. Really, we should be looking at the bright side: we’re getting a lot more Star Wars. This is just the price we have to pay for a good thing.

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