Star Wars fans eagerly anticipating their next look at The Force Awakens will have less of a wait than originally thought, as it has been revealed that the next trailer and first teaser poster for the upcoming film will debut at Star Wars Celebration later this month.
— Collider News (@ColliderNews) April 6, 2015
The event is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center,and will kick off on April 16, according to the Star Wars Celebration website. In February, reports surfaced that J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, who will take the stage for a joint presentation at 10 a.m. on the first day, were intending a major event to begin the three-day-gathering. Collider has now revealed that not only will a new trailer for the film debut at Celebration, but the first teaser poster for The Force Awakens will be unveiled as well. Overflow theaters are being readied so that all Star Wars fans in attendance will be able to view the clip, and unconfirmed rumors have surfaced that the presentation may be simulcast to theaters worldwide, /Film reports.
Last month, it was reported that the next trailer for The Force Awakens would be attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron. As the Inquisitr previously reported, fans have widely expected that the clip will be shown at Celebration, with hopes high that at least a smartphone-captured version would leak online. With the confirmed debut of the trailer set, however, speculation has now turned to the possibility of an online release. Though it seems almost certain that the Force Awakens trailer will make its way to the internet in the weeks leading up to its theatrical debut, Collider notes that the release logically may come closer to Star Wars celebration, for a variety of reasons.
“They’ll do everything they can to crack down on piracy in those rooms, but it’s going to leak out somehow, so will Disney wait or will they release it online minutes after it premieres? I assume they’ll get it out ASAP because they want the rest of the world to see it in full, HD glory rather than risk a leak of shaky, grainy footage.”
— Collider News (@ColliderNews) March 31, 2015
Fans also have much to wonder about when it comes to the first poster for The Force Awakens. Previous Star Wars installments have featured theatrical posters that are nothing short of iconic, and the newest addition will no doubt be endlessly studied by fans as we await The Force Awakens.
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