It’s been just over two years since the jaw-dropping announcement that Disney had bought Lucasfilm, and that more Star Wars movies were on the way. Since then there have been countless rumors, constant speculation, and a ridiculous number of words devoted to discussing just what might be in store for us. Well, now it’s here, the first tangible look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check out the new teaser trailer below.
Thanksgiving Weekend is shaping up to be a big one for movie fans. Of course you’re all going to run out to see Horrible Bosses 2, or maybe check out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 for the third of fourth time, but we’re also going to get our first look at the first trailers for two of our most anticipated movies of 2015. During the annual football extravaganza on Thursday, we’ll get our first look at the trailer for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, the next chapter in the Jurassic Park saga, and as it turns out, if you head to the theater this weekend, you could see that much talked about trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At least if you’re lucky enough to live near one of a few theaters.
According to their sources, Slashfilm says that over the weekend the trailer for J.J. Abrams’ new addition to the Star Wars canon is scheduled to start making the rounds in movie theaters. So that means we could be a scant few days away from getting our first actual look at a new Star Wars movie, which is something we’re all thankful for indeed. No rumors, no descriptions, no leaked concept art, or set photos taken by drones or spy planes, but actual, honest-to-god footage from The Force Awakens. Odds are this preview won’t reveal much, but what the hell, at least it’s something real and concrete to talk about.
Yesterday we wrote about a rumor that may give away the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. More than anything, I was surprised by people’s reactions. While I thought it sounded rather traumatic, many people have just sort of shrugged it off like no big deal. Today, because you can hardly go a day without new Star Wars rumors, we’ve got some reports about space pirates and the possible identity of Lupita Nyong’o’s character.
It should go without saying that there are potential SPOILERS beyond this point, and if you want to go into The Force Awakens blind, you should probably stop reading.
Do you want to know the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? If the answer is no, stop reading now, because this has the potential to ruin the entire experience for you, like even more than that big ass nuclear bomb of a spoiler that dropped some time ago. Like I said, this may be the end of the damn movie.
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?
There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which could drop anywhere from later this week to the end of the year, and we’ve heard a couple different accounts (one report describes it like THIS, while another like THIS). Though we’ll have to wait and see it for ourselves, a new report indicates that we might get our first look at the new villain in the trailer.
I still don’t know if you can spoil a trailer, but there may be some spoilers for the trailer beyond this point. You’ve been warned.