7:30 pm EDT, September 8, 2015

3D screenings of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will let you become the characters

If you see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a 3D theater this Christmas, you’ll want to make sure you get a pair of special 3D glasses.

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RealD has announced that they’ve teamed up with Lucasfilm to offer four different types of 3D glasses for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Each pair lets you become a character in the movie — you can pick from BB-8, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and a Stormtrooper.

RealD shared a first look at the four pairs of glasses on their Facebook page Tuesday afternoon (viewable above).

At this time we don’t know how much these will cost, but they will cost something. On their Facebook page, RealD says pricing details will be available “soon.”

It’s worth noting that of the four pairs of Star Wars 3D glasses, three of them are new characters. The only “classic” character included in this line up is the Stormtrooper.

This isn’t the first time a major film has offered up special 3D glasses. For example, Iron Man 3 offered up a few options in May 2013:


The 3D glasses arrive just a few days after retailers around the world held Force Friday events, which offered fans their first chance to grab Force Awakens merchandise.

Which ‘Star Wars’ 3D glasses will you lunge for as you rush into the theater this December?

We think BB-8 and Captain Phasma are the best choices. The latter gives you the best of both worlds: A new character who looks like a Stormtrooper.

IMAX and Lucasfilm announced late last month that The Force Awakens will be taking over all IMAX screens in North America for the first month of release. We’re sure these special 3D glasses will be a popular accessory at all IMAX 3D screenings!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18.

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