New Scientist magazine has announced a list of British universities that will host the premier of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on May 15, 2019.
Universities in the UK and the US will host screenings of Star Citizen, an online game based on the franchise, on May 17 and 19, 2019 at both the University of Southampton and the University Of Southampton.
A similar event will also take place at the University College London (UCL), on May 11 and 12, 2019, as part of the UK’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer school.
“The UK is a great place to be a science and technology student, and this will be a great opportunity for UK students to experience Star Wars on the big screen,” said Richard Wilson, president of UK STEM.
“This is a big deal for the UK as the UK is home to one of the biggest science and tech communities in the world.
The UK is one of only two countries to have the highest number of students with an international BSc in the STEM fields, and we are proud to partner with our UK partners to showcase this exciting new Star Wars project.”
The UK’s participation in this project marks the first time a UK university will be able to showcase Star Wars at home, and the first to host both Star Wars and Star Trek.
“We are excited to announce that our partnership with the UK Science Museum is set to begin in the summer of 2019,” said Andrew Jaffe, vice-chancellor of the University and College of Arts and Sciences.
“Our collaboration with UCL to showcase the film will bring the world’s most exciting science and entertainment fans together to experience one of science fiction’s most popular franchises in new and exciting ways.”
UCL will host a Star Wars panel at the end of the film’s theatrical run on May 16.
It will also host the UK premiere of The Last Knight, a new film by the American film company Legendary Pictures, on June 2.
The UCL film will feature a live-action trailer for the first two episodes of the upcoming Star Wars saga.
The film, based on a novel by Michael Crichton, will be released in the United States in the fall of 2019, while in the U.K. in 2019 it will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD on November 18.
The first episode of Star War: Battlefront II, which will be made available in the spring of 2019 in the US, will also feature a teaser for the film, which is set 20 years after the events of Star Empire: The Rise of the Empire, a Star War prequel film.
In 2019, the film also stars Felicity Jones as Princess Leia Organa.
“Star Wars is a global phenomenon,” said Chris Poulson, chief executive of the Film & TV Production Institute of Britain.
“UK audiences have shown tremendous interest in Star Wars in the last decade, and a number of universities are keen to showcase it to their students, so it is fantastic to have UCL and other leading British institutions stepping in.”
The U.S. will host its own Star Wars film, the first of which is slated for 2018, on April 25.
The second film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is also scheduled to premiere in 2019.
In 2020, the third film in the series, The Last Kingdom, will premiere in the USA.
“British universities are proud and honoured to partner and support the UCL Star Wars premiere,” said Ben Stephenson, vice chancellor of the Ucla.
The announcement is the latest in a series of announcements that have taken place at UK universities this year.
In April, UCL announced plans to host an event celebrating Star Wars alumni.
The University of Glasgow and University College of London have announced similar plans.
“These are the best moments of my life,” said John Glynn, a student at UCL, after being invited to attend a screening of Star Destroyers.
“When I saw that, I knew that I wanted to be there and participate.”