Disney Consumer Products and Lucasfilm revealed at Nuremberg Toy Fair that Hasbro, The LEGO Group, Mattel, JAKKS Pacific and Rubies are some of the global licensees that will support the highly anticipated theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A bespoke range of products will also be available at Disney Stores globally.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most anticipated movie events of all time. Our mission is to pay homage to the excitement of Star Wars fans around the world and bring the incredible storytelling from the movie to life through our products,” Josh Silverman, executive vice president, Global Licensing, Disney Consumer Products, said. “Our teams have designed product lines that will deliver incredible play experiences, while preserving the surprises filmmakers have in store for audiences in December.”
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line-up will be led by best-in-class licensees with an assortment of action figures, role-play items, play sets, diecast vehicles, costumes and more. Additionally, there will be exclusive offerings such as collectibles, diecast action figures, role-play and much more available at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com.
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Star Wars: Episode VII Title Announced—Star Wars: The Force Awakens
November 6, 2014
This morning, the title of the next installment of Star Wars was revealed—Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the highly anticipated film stars Star Wars veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker alongside new recruits John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie. The film completed principal photography this week and arrives in theaters on December 18, 2015.
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Disney and Lucasfilm will release J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” on December 18, 2015.
With pre-production in full-swing, shooting is scheduled to begin this coming spring at Pinewood Studios.
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
Abrams will direct “Star Wars: Episode VII” from a script he’s writing with Lawrence Kasdan, who penned “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is producing with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Bryan Burk, while Tommy Harper (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Jason McGatlin (“War of the Worlds”) will serve as executive producers.
John Williams is returning to score “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Previously scheduled to be released on the same Dec. 18, 2015, date as “Star Wars: Episode VII” were the Sony thriller “Inferno” and the Universal fantasy “Warcraft.”