Will We See The Disney Logo Before ‘The Force Awakens’?

By October 8, 2015

One of the best things about the Star Wars films is the opening. The 20th Century Fox logo appears on the screen, the fanfare plays, and then those iconic words appear on the screen: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”. That’s goosebump-inducing stuff right there. You know you’re humming it right now. How awesome is that?

Of course, with 20th Century Fox no longer involved in the festivities, things will be different when The Force Awakens is released (FINALLY!) on December 18th. We know there’s a new fanfare that will play along with the Lucasfilm logo, but what else are we going to see before “A long time ago…” and John Williams’ score melt our faces? With Disney now a part of the Star Wars universe, it’s been assumed we’d see their logo flash up on the screen before the film’s opening. Well not so fast, kids.

In a recent Skype interview with over 500 college students, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked whether or not we’d see the Disney castle and/or hear their “Wish Upon a Star” fanfare before Lucasfilm’s logo appeared. His answer, according to Star Wars News, was a resounding “Nope.” Actually, I’m sure he put it more eloquently than that, but we don’t have a direct quote so…there you go. Iger did say that Lucasfilm’s logo/fanfare would appear (duh), but there’d be no sign of Disney. No word yet on where Bad Robot will show up, but at least there’s one less logo we’ll have to sit through before the movie starts. So that’s good news.

Still, I think we can all agree it’d be awesome if they could just borrow the 20th Century Fox fanfare for old times sake. Right?

In other Star Wars news… (you like Star Wars news, right?); in the same conversation, it was revealed that The Force Awakens will have their premiere on December 14th right here in Los Angeles! I know, already you are all wondering where and how many air mattresses you can buy to keep you comfy as you wait in front of the theatre. But they aren’t telling us where – just that it will be in Los Angeles. So I am expecting a star studded premiere and a flood of reviews up to and after the premiere. We just have to wait – just a little longer.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens opens wide on December 18th, 2015.

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Joe Ruggirello
Joe is a writer, retired comedian, and giant nerd. He's particularly fond of comic books, pro wrestling, and Godzilla. Oh, and that Star Wars thing. You can yell at him on Twitter @JoeRu23.
  • David Johnson

    Bet its on the DVDs!!!!!

  • CurseofZodLovesMaude

    Who cares!? Didn’t know corporate logos alter the movies content?