It is a terrible thing to wish time away. In many ways every moment is precious; each fleeting second has the capacity to change us as a person, to change how we see the world and how we relate to it. Yet that is exactly what I have been doing all Summer; wishing away the days until I can unashamedly don my (now horrifically too small) Boba Fett t-shirt, and head on down to the local cinema to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
If you, like me, are running yourself ragged with anticipation for the new Disney led Star Wars franchise, then today is your day. The UK release date of Episode VII has been moved forward to December 17, exactly 100 days from today, September 8.
Check out the Force Awakens official Facebook page for confirmation.
This leaves UK fans in the enviable position of being able to watch the Christmas blockbuster one day ahead of US audiences. However, we may see die-hard fans sailing the English Channel in the lead-up to the release, as France is currently set to start showing the film on December 16, a further day ahead of the UK.
Personally, I’m on the verge of picking up a pocket English to French dictionary and hopping on the Eurostar right now. Any Parisians with a spare sofa out there?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams, and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson & Gwendoline Christie, alongside original cast members, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford.