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Star Wars fans offered sneak peek for ‘Force’

Fans dressed in costumes of Star Wars characters pose for a photo in front of the All Nippon Airways (ANA) special plane painted like R2-D2 before boarding it at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. The Boeing 787 decorated with blue and silver pattern of R2-D2 will be put on ANA’s normal operation bound for Vancouver starting from Sunday. This is a part of ANA Star Wars project. The Japanese airline company announced earlier this year that it closed contract with Walt Disney Japan to use Star Wars characters until 2020. (AP)
Fans dressed in costumes of Star Wars characters pose for a photo in front of the All Nippon Airways (ANA) special plane painted like R2-D2 before boarding it at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. The Boeing 787 decorated with blue and silver pattern of R2-D2 will be put on ANA’s normal operation bound for Vancouver starting from Sunday. This is a part of ANA Star Wars project. The Japanese airline company announced earlier this year that it closed contract with Walt Disney Japan to use Star Wars characters until 2020. (AP)

WASHINGTON, Oct 19, (AFP): The drum roll leading to the release of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” intensified when Disney announced it would broadcast a trailer for the hotly anticipated film on Monday. The trailer will air during ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast, giving millions of viewers a sneak peek, the film company said on Sunday.

Disney announced that tickets for the film will go on sale Monday for showings in theaters across the globe, ahead of its Dec 18 US release. It also released a poster depicting characters in the latest installment of the franchise.

The poster features faces new and old: General Hux, a ruthless leader of the First Order played by British actor Domhnall Gleeson, who played Bill Weasley in the last two “Harry Potter” films; Adam Driver (“Girls”) as the evil Kylo Ren and old hands Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as Han Solo and Princess Leia. This is the seventh installment in the wildly popular space saga. It is directed by JJ Abrams.

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