Star Wars 8 release date: When can you watch The Last Jedi in cinemas?

The biggest cinematic release of the year is almost here

Clarisse Loughrey@clarisselou
Friday 08 December 2017 15:41
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Back trailer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is only a week away, and the anticipation is inching closer to pure hysteria.

Especially since Disney and Lucasfilm have gone out of their way to tease fans about an endless array of potentially disastrous situations which could unfold: could Kylo Ren kill his mother, Leia? (Not likely.) Will Luke be hiding a secret that could tear the galaxy apart? (Much more likely.) Could Rey turn to the dark side? (Surely not!)

All secrets which audiences in the UK have the pleasure of discovering early: the film will open here on 14 December, alongside several other territories including New Zealand, Germany, and Australia.

Meanwhile, US audiences will have to wait until the next day, 15 December. The same is true of audiences in Canada, Japan, and Spain amongst others. You can see the full global release schedule here.

That's after the film gets its official world premiere on 9 December in LA, where all the film's stars - from Mark Hamill to Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac to newcomer Kelly Marie Tran - will be in attendance to celebrate the biggest cinematic release of the year.

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