Stars out in 'force' for Force Awakens premiere

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Actor John Boyega attends the World Premiere of Â"Star Wars: The Force AwakensGetty Images
Stars and fans turned out in 'force' for the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Stormtrooers arrive at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm"s "Star Wars: The Force AwakensGetty Images
A squadron of Stormtroopers were among the 4000 guests invited.
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Stars of The Force Awakens reveal their excitement at its release
Actress Gwendoline Christie attends the World Premiere of Â"Star Wars: The Force AwakensÂGetty Images
The event took place in Hollywood in the US. Actress Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma.
Actor Mark Hamill attends the World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens",Getty Images
The Force Awakens sees the return of Jedi Luke Skywalker, played by actor Mark Hamill, and reunites the cast of the original film.
Director George Lucas attends the World Premiere of Â"Star Wars:Getty Images
The plot remains a closely guarded secret, and all guests had to sign temporary confidentiality agreements. Filmmaker George Lucas has worked on all seven movies.
Daisy RidleyGetty Images
New cast members include the relatively unknown British actress, Daisy Ridley.
Actress Lupita Nyong"o attends the World Premiere of Â"Star Wars: The Force AwakensÂGetty Images
The Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's collaboration also stars Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata.
Actors John Boyega (L) and Oscar Isaac attend the after party for the World Premiere of Â"Star Wars: The Force AwakensGetty Images
And actors John Boyega, who plays Finn (L) and Poe Dameron actor, Oscar Isaac (R).
R2-D2 (L) and director J.J. Abrams speak onstage the World PremiereGetty Images
R2-D2 also attended the event and was introduced by director J.J. Abrams. The film is due to be released on Thursday 17 December 2015.