With a theatrical trailer set to land in the early hours of the morning, advance ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens got underway in the UK this morning, and unsurprisingly the demand is huge, with the film setting a record for the fastest selling advance ticket sales of 2015.
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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be the family blockbuster of the year,” said a spokesperson for Vue Cinemas. “We sold 10,000 tickets in the first 90 minutes of being on sale this morning – the biggest 1st hour of advance ticket sales seen so far this year when it would normally take a matter of weeks for advance sales to reach this level. Our customers continue to purchase online with ease and at the speed of light.”
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.