Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released and is well on its way to becoming the most successful film of all time, attention has now turned to the future of the franchise, specifically Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In fact, the latest news to have emerged regarding the spin-off has even teased when the first trailer for the blockbuster will be released. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now less than a year away, as it’s due to hit cinemas on December 16, 2016.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released over a year before its release date of December 18, 2015, and now fans are eagerly awaiting for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s first trailer to emerge.
Star Wars Time have reported that Rogue One’s trailer will actually only premiere with Captain America: Civil War, which is due into cinemas on May 6, 2016. That’s almost three months away.
— Den Of Geek (@denofgeek) January 8, 2016
As Star Wars Time reported, it would kind of make sense if Disney decided to pair up a trailer for Rogue One with Civil War. They did just that with the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, as they attached it to Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
However, what will irk Star Wars fans the most is that that just seems really far away. Previous rumors have teased that the first Rogue One trailer will actually premiere during the Super Bowl. Again, that would makes sense too, since the sporting extravaganza draws one of the largest audiences in all of television.
It will be interesting to see if Disney will wait all the way until May to release the first Rogue One trailer. Their publicity campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been roundly praised, especially since it has so far grossed $1.6 billion after being in cinemas for just three weeks.
That suggests that Disney knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to promoting the upcoming installments to the Star Wars franchise.
Personally, I believe that while it’s likely that Disney, who own both Lucasfilm and Marvel, will decide to boost the release of one of their most anticipated blockbusters, Civil War, with footage of another one of their films, they probably won’t wait that long to release the first trailer. Most likely, it will be released with the Super Bowl.
Looking forward to Rogue One! Another Star Wars movie with a diverse cast! pic.twitter.com/gw8waFKi6t
— Geeks Of Color (@GeeksOfColor) January 5, 2016
Speaking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ box office success, J.J. Abrams, who co-wrote and directed the cinematic behemoth, went out of his way to praise every single person who has seen the film. Especially those who have been to watch it on numerous occasions.
“I’m grateful to anyone who’s gone to see the movie. When I hear anecdotally people have gone seven, eight times, I just want to apologize to, I’m guessing their parents,” Abrams admitted at the Television Critics Association, via IGN. “No, but honestly I’m just very grateful, and I can’t believe that it’s done. It was three years of very tense work by a lot of people.”
Abrams continued, “So I’m just so happy that all the work that everyone did — even the people you don’t see in the movie, the puppeteers who were painted out — I watched them in 125-degree heat in Abu Dhabi bring BB-8 to life, and then we mercilessly painted them out of the movie. I’m just so glad people get to see all the work that this amazing crew and cast did. So, whatever the numbers are,…I’m honestly just so grateful that the movie’s out there and has been well-received.”
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