A European premiere in London will follow, before the film takes its show global, with events around the world.
Director J.J. Abrams and the powers-that-be at Disney and Lucasfilm are keen on keeping the film's secrets under wraps until the wide release. This explains why the world premieres is less than a week out from Dec. 18 release date. Screenings for press and access to cast and crew members prior to theatrical release will also be extremely limited, according to the report.
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