Good news, everyone. It’s true. The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released this weekend. And in the tradition of Professor Farnsworth, the term “good news” also has a downside, because there are only so many theaters in the country that plan on showing it. As per our report on the weekend, 100 movie theaters in the U.S. this Thanksgiving weekend will show the 90 second teaser for The Force Awakens in front of every single movie, all weekend long. What theaters, you may ask? How long a drive will it be for those of you anxious to chase the Star Wars dragon? Read on…
…But first, a special message from Episode VII director J.J. Abrams.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014
The select theaters Abrams’ mentions are in the Regal Cinemas chain. A full list has not yet been released, but Regal is billing it is the “world premiere” of the teaser trailer and further confirmed that said teaser would roll in front of all movies this coming weekend at their cinemas, starting on Friday November 28. Here’s a sample of nine that have been confirmed so far:
Irvine, CA Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
San Diego, CA Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Atlanta, GA Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Chicago, IL Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
New York, NY Regal Union Square Stadium 14
Warrington, PA Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
Knoxville, TN Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Houston, TX Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
Seattle, WA Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
If none of those are a theater near you, take heart because there’s still 91 theaters yet to be named and those updates will come in rather quickly as we get closer to the weekend. If there’s no Regal Cinema in your neck of the wood, there’s reason to believe that the teaser may appear online sometime during or before the long weekend. Both Disney and Lucasfilm have got to know this will be pirated like crazy and its better if hit counts go towards official sources like You Tube and Yahoo as opposed to unofficial ones like FilesTube or the Pirate Bay.
As for the trailer itself, still no official word on what it might contain, only more hearsay and supposition. The rumor mill is holding true to the opinion that it will a minimalist trailer with little to no actual footage from the movie, but will instead aim to set a tone for the film and some of the themes therein. Think the first trailer from Abrams’ Star Trek reboot in 2009 as an example (or watch it below).
I guess we’ll find out soon. As soon as the trailer appears online, we’ll have it for you here. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters everywhere next December 18, 2015.
Source: Screen Rant