The latest Disney Channel promo for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens places the focus on the new saga droid, BB-8. In addition to seeing the little guy interact with R2-D2 (think there’ll be a rivalry there?) behind the scenes, there’s also some new footage of him in action with Rey, and of the Jakku scavenger piloting the Millennium Falcon.
In addition to the promo, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that the movie will be released in China on January 9th, just weeks after its North American premiere.
General Manager of Walt Disney China, John Hsu, released the following statement:
We are thrilled to bring Star Wars: The Force Awakens to China on January 9th. We’re excited to be rolling out our marketing campaign and to connect with new fans in China through Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already expected to clean up at the US box office, but with big tentpole releases continuing to make more and more from international territories, its China haul really could truly it one of the highest grossing movies of all-time, as predicted.