Did you enjoy that Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Good, because that’s the last one you’ll see before the movie opens on December 18th. When that trailer was released, we had been told that it would be the first and last one, a fact which director J.J. Abrams just recently confirmed. He did, however, reassure us that we’ll be treated to lots more commercials between now and the movie’s opening. So while we might get a few more glimpses of new footage in these fast and furious TV spots, don’t expect anything more substantial. The good news is that the Internet has gone to great lengths to edit and post their own takes on the Star Wars trailer, so that should keep you busy for a while.
Abrams talked about the trailer, commercials, and more in a recent on-camera interview during the 11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards. He also dodged a question about an evil Luke Skywalker, but directly addressed the odd criticism that the film is anti-white. Watch Abrams comment on the trailer and commercials for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this interview with Extra (vic ComicBook.com):
As for J.J. referencing his Tweet in response to unfounded criticism that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is anti-white, I believe this is the Tweet in question:
It’s not really surprising to hear that a boatload of more TV spots are on the way because Disney’s marketing machine has been rolling on Star Wars merchandise for a long time, and people seem to be gobbling it all up apace. It is notable, though, that we won’t get another trailer; this is likely Abrams’ attempt to keep some of the Star Wars story a mystery before Disney’s desire to market every angle of it reveals potential plot points. Once December 18th is here, we’ll see how many of your fan theories have been proven correct!
For more of our coverage on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, be sure to check out some of our write-ups provided at the following links:
- ‘Star Wars’: Watch the ‘Inside Out’ Emotions React to the New ‘Force Awakens’ Trailer
- Collider Movie Talk – ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Marketing
- Every ‘Star Wars’ Teaser and Trailer Ranked Worst to Best
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- The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Was Viewed 112 Million Times
- ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Supercut Presents All Footage Seen So Far