Star Wars Tie-In Book Delay, Lightsaber Ban

In a new effort to stop spoilers from leaking all over, Penguin Random House’s Del Rey imprint has officially decided to delay the release of the upcoming novelisation of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” says The Wall Street Journal.

Despite three trailers and various photos released so far, actual confirmed plot details about the upcoming film remain rather scarce with almost everyone set to go into the film not really knowing what to expect. In fact no official synopsis has been released for the movie, whilst most everything else has been pure speculative rumor.

Disney has now decided to keep the film on lockdown leading up to release, as a result the hardcover print edition of the tie-in book adaptation will not be released until January 5th – three weeks after the movie’s debut in theaters on December 18th. The e-book version will now be released on December 18th.

In other “Star Wars” news, two major cinema chains have quietly announced that certain paraphernalia will not be permitted at screenings of the film says THR. Cinemark has said costumes are welcome but no face coverings, face paint or simulated weapons (including lightsabers/blasters) are allowed in the building. AMC will allow lightsabers so long as you don’t wave them about and keep them off during the film.