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This photo provided by Disney shows a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. The movie releases in the U.S. on Dec. 18, 2015.

The release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is upon us. And despite being arguably the most anticipated film of the year, we actually know fairly little about the plot of the story.

And so, with the first showings of "The Force Awakens" on Thursday, let's look at what little we know (spoiler free, of course).

Just for fun, let's also take a look at some of the most popular fan theories that have appeared in the vacuum of knowledge. These range from the probable to the unlikely, but it's your last chance to take part in the random guessing before all is revealed.

Click here for our list of the most-popular fan theories about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Alternatively, if you don't mind actual spoilers, you can go read the Deseret New's review of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."