UPDATE: ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Trailer Will Debut in Theaters Thanksgiving Weekend
UPDATE #4: In case you don’t live near any of the below theaters, the official ‘Star Wars’ Twitter account confirmed that the ‘Episode 7′ trailer will also debut on the iTunes trailers page on Friday.
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 26, 2014
UPDATE: We now have official confirmation on when and where you can be the first to see the new ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ trailer! This Friday, the world premiere of the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ trailer will take place at nine select Regal Cinemas locations in the U.S. The trailer will debut before all movies running from November 28 – November 30. A list of the participating theaters is below.
There will be additional theaters from additional theater chains added throughout the day (about 100 total participating locations) and as we get the full list, we’ll update this article.
UPDATE #2: J.J. Abrams just tweeted the following note from the @BadRobot Twitter account, confirming an 88-second runtime for the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ trailer.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014
UPDATE #3: The official ‘Star Wars’ website has posted the complete list of all 30 North American theaters showing the ‘Episode 7′ trailer this Friday:
The original report is below.
There have been a lot of reports regarding the trailer for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7.’ Just last week, news surfaced that Disney planned to attach the first teaser trailer to screenings of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ which seemed to confirm an earlier rumor, while Disney reps said they had “bigger plans” for their official debut. And now another report has surfaced, claiming that we’ll see the first teaser in theaters as soon as this coming Thanksgiving week. Madness!
Where does this new report come from? Reddit, so take it with a grain of salt, but Slashfilm has confirmed from some reliable sources that the report is true—and if so, that means that we could be seeing the first trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ this coming week. Along with the promised Thanksgiving day trailer for ‘Jurassic World,’ this could be a pretty huge week for trailers.
Details are vague, but the Reddit post claims that the first 90-second teaser trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ would play in 100 theaters nationwide in the coming week, attached to “most if not all films.” The claim goes on to state that the agreement dictates that each participating theater show ‘Big Hero 6’ in the earliest time slot during each day of the coming holiday weekend.
But the only issue with the Reddit claim is that previous reports indicated that the teaser was 60 seconds long, while this post says the teaser is 90 seconds in length. So again, take it with a grain of salt. It is likely we’ll see the first trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ in the coming week, but the specific details are still a bit of a mystery.
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