We’re at that crossroads when the rumor mill takes a brief pause from churning out different descriptions of what the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer might show audiences, and it’s now squarely focused on when we’ll get our first look at J.J. Abrams‘ new blockbuster. The latest clue buzzing around is that the (assumedly epic) teaser will be front-loaded onto Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies when it’s released on December 17. One giant film to introduce another? That sounds very Hollywood.
We’re not treating this as straight gospel, of course, as the news comes to us from the website StarWars7News.com, not the most prestigious of journalism outlets. Their biggest piece of data comes from a tweet from someone named Reece Steel, who claims to have spoken with the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who turned him onto the Tolkien adaptation as the way to go to find the teaser. Here’s a shot of the tweet, which was later deleted, along with Reece Steel’s entire account. Conspiracy?