It seems J.J. Abrams must be a follower of the well-known warning of “too much of a good thing.” After the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer received 112 million views in 24 hours, director/co-writer Abrams revealed to Extras that we won’t be getting any more footage sneak peeks until the film drops on December 18th! As much of a bummer as this is, you have to admit it’s pretty genius. How many times have you gone into a movie feeling like, after all the promos and trailers, you’d basically already seen it once before? Well, if the collective monumental anticipation of the entire nerd community is what Abrams was aiming for, he’s certainly hit his mark!
Here’s his “no more trailers” confirmation:
“We’re getting very close, the next thing’s really gonna be the movie,”
“There will be commercials, but no more trailers… We’ve all been working really hard to give people something that will be special to them. Our fingers are just very tightly crossed that when people see the movie they’ll like it.”
Keeping the air of mystery going, Abrams even commented on the rumors of Luke Skywalker possibly turning to the dark side; a theory perpetuated by the lack of Mark Hamill’s iconic character in any marketing materials. Abrams has already recently stated that it’s “no accident.”
“I saw that too, I’m always interested in seeing people’s theories,”
“What’ll be cool when people finally see the movie and see what it really is. Hopefully some people will say, ‘I was right,’ other people will be like, ‘All right! You want people to be debating things even before the movie comes out, it’s a dream!’”
There are, however, also rumors that Episode VII’s plot will revolve around finding Luke Skywalker, which, if true, would explain the lack of Luke. Facts also point towards “dark side Luke” being a false theory, as it has been confirmed that Mark Hamill has shot scenes at Ireland’s Skellig Michael Island with Daisy Ridley for both The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII.
Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens features fresh new heroes and villains, along with the return of fan-favorite familiar faces.
Directed by J.J.Abrams and starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015.