Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that the official review embargo for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be 12:01 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
The film will premiere Monday night in Hollywood before screening for press on Tuesday.
The lucky assortment of Hollywood insiders and members of the press attending the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiere were emailed logistical details on Friday afternoon, just three days before the event itself. Even now, attendees have no idea what theater they’ll be assigned to.
The film itself is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. — give or take 30 minutes for what will surely be one of the most chaotic red carpets in the history of Hollywood.
Security is said to be extra tight and Disney is discouraging people from bringing large bags and purses, while outlawing cameras altogether.
The studio also included this humorous note in its email: “For your safety and security, we ask you leave masks, face shields, or other facial feature obstructing headgear or make-up, as well as light sabers, blasters, or other weaponry (real or simulated) at home. Should you come down with the Dantari Flu, can’t seem to shake off that case of Hibernation Sickness, or your Droid has hidden your keys and you are running late, please contact…”
Be sure to check TheWrap.com at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday morning for Alonso Duralde’s review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”