14 things you need to know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens as tickets go on sale and new trailer released

The force is just starting to awaken.

Today, advance tickets are for sale for the new film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opens Dec. 18 and reunites most of the members of the cast from the 1970s that made Star Wars a cultural phenomenon.

A new trailer will air tonight during ESPN’s broadcast of Monday Night Football.

Sunday, a new poster was released, featuring new stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, along with familiar faces Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Chewbacca.

The popularity of the Star Wars movie franchise prompted Disneyland to add a new “Star Wars Land” which will be under construction soon.

Click on the slideshow to see everything you need to know about the new film.

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