The Force Heads to London: Cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fly in R2-D2-Inspired Plane Ahead of UK Premiere
The cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are set to attend the London premiere of the highly-anticipated film
The cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens traveled to London in style.
Fresh off of a successful world premiere on Monday in Hollywood, the film’s cast took the force to London on Tuesday in an R2-D2 inspired plane.
Photos of the arrival show the cast waving and smiling in front of a blue and white plane affixed with the franchise’s logo.
The film will premiere in London on Wednesday, before hitting UK theaters on Thursday.
The film will premiere at London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday and a source told The Hollywood Reporter that the screening will likely be the “biggest” event the Square has ever seen. The site also reports that a red carpet will snake around the entire Square.
If the over-the-top Hollywood screening is any indication of what London’s premiere will hold, Star Wars fans across the pond are in for a treat.
A half-mile stretch of road was closed off in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre – where the original Star Wars was played for the first time in 1977 – for the red carpet.
The new film even broke records – and websites – online. Fandango, Movie Tickets and other ticketing websites experienced technical difficulties on Monday when presale tickets for the film went on sale hours earlier than expected.
Some people even began selling opening-night tickets online for as much as $400.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters everywhere on Dec. 18.