One of China’s biggest social-media stars is ready to take on the First Order.
The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm today released a special promo made for the January 9 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in China, in which singer LuHan is transported to a galaxy far, far away. Joined by BB-8 and R2-D2, he dons Jedi robes, ignites a lightsaber, and prepares to battle Kylo Ren. It’s a dynamic spot, complete with dazzling visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. Get a first look below, along with some powerful stills from the short.
In addition to the online release, the promo will also be aired on national TV programs, streamed on online video platforms, and screened as a pre-movie ad at cinemas across China during December. On December 1, LuHan was named the official China Ambassador for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, leading a campaign to introduce Star Wars to new audiences. The First Order doesn’t stand a chance.
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