‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Gets Release Date in China

The Force comes to China in January, three weeks after J.J. Abrams’ reboot opens in the U.S.

Last Updated: November 30, 2015 @ 9:39 PM

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” finally has a release date in China.

J.J. Abrams‘ reboot of the iconic sci-fi franchise is set to open there on Jan. 9, 2016, which is three weeks after the Dec. 18 opening in the U.S. and around the globe.

“We are thrilled to bring ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to China on January 9th,” John Hsu, Disney’s newly appointed general manager in China, said in a statement Monday. “We’re excited to be rolling out our marketing campaign and to connect with new fans in China through ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'”

The studio also released a new poster that is tailor-made for Chinese audiences (see below).

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” features newcomers Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega, along with returning cast Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.

See the new poster below.