There’s likely not a current film production more actively watched than next December’s highly anticipated sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Any iota of news, or supposed news, that comes out relating to it always spawns a great deal of discussion and analysis, but when a rumor hits the internet that purports to tell us when we’ll finally get our first look at the film that picks up thirty years after Return of the Jedi, everyone takes notice.
According to Slash Film, the highly anticipated teaser trailer to Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be hitting movie theaters on Thanksgiving weekend with…everything. Reporter Peter Sciretta details his information which has led him to come to this conclusion by saying,
I have independently heard from very good sources that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer will be shown in a limited number of theaters during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. I know that there will be a limited amount of theaters participating in the “preview.” I have not confirmed any more details other than that. Of course, LucasFilm and Disney will never address Star Wars rumors so there is no official confirmation from the studio, but my sources seemed very sure.
But there’s more.
An (unsubstantiated) report was posted on Reddit yesterday claiming that a ninety second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens would debut next weekend in 100 theaters nationwide, in front of every showtime for every single movie.
While Sciretta seems pretty certain that the teaser will arrive in some limited capacity next weekend, the fact that he has independently concluded this without the inclusion of more substantiated sources or official studio confirmation likely means that it should be taken with a grain of salt at this point.
We’ll have to wait and see if people will pay full price to a movie they don’t care about just to watch the trailer, as happened with the teaser for Episode I: The Phantom Menace back in 1998. Until then, be sure to keep an eagle eye out for a first look at The Force Awakens if the movie theater is one of your stops for the long weekend.
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