Eager to see more promos for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? If this new report is true, we know when one trailer for the film is due. Apparently Disney and Lucasfilm plan to attach another The Force Awakens trailer to Avengers: Age of Ultron when it hits theaters on May 1, 2015. Does that mean we won’t get another new Star Wars trailer for another five months? Not necessarily.
Hit the jump for more on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer news. Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker, and is due to hit theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on December 18, 2015.
The trailer news comes from /Film and while it hasn’t been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, anyone could have guessed that this is what they had planned. As /Film points out, Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be one of Disney’s biggest releases of 2015. Why not pair it with a trailer for another movie that’s also bound to be one of its biggest hits of the year?
/Film also notes a little something on the iTunes Movie Trailers homepage. Apparently the site was calling the teaser trailer released on Friday, November 28th the “first teaser.” Could that mean more are on the way? Possibly, but iTunes also could have just thrown the phrase up there because it’s the first teaser trailer we’re seeing from the film period and not necessarily because it’s the first of many.
Pairing the first full Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer with Avengers: Age of Ultron could make for quite the screening, but I’m betting Disney and Lucasfilm opt to release more material before, especially after how well this first teaser (there, I said it) was received. Unveiling another teaser for the Christmas Day release of Into the Woods seems too soon, but perhaps they’ll try to draw a crowd for Strange Magic with something new. It also seems likely that they’ll go for a Star Wars Super Bowl TV spot, too.
No matter which film or broadcast winds up getting the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens promo, I’m just hoping that Disney and Lucasfilm keep the campaign going, one because I’m greedy and want more and two because why not continue to build hype and keep it in the spotlight? That first teaser only revealed 11 shots from the film. If the marketing team sticks to a slow and tantalizing pace, it could continue to deliver a steady stream of material without spoiling the full feature.