Re: Please premier the next Star Trek movie in America first!
Foreign box office is the major weak spot of the last JJ Abrams movie, so they're doing an all-out push to fix that for this film. I wouldn't be surprised if the foreign gate is much higher than the domestic for this outing.
So no, the next Trek film will most likely not premiere in the US first. Just like Iron Man 3, which is making a killing overseas.
Some say that BB-8 is made from his discarded helmets and that he once turned down a role as a Stormtrooper because it had too many lines.
All we know is, he's called The Stig