When will we see a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Mark May 1st on your calendars, if you haven’t already. We’re confirming what /Film previously reported that the new trailer for J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel is definitely attached to every copy of Avengers: Age of Ultron that will play in theaters, giving it a guaranteed massive audience. Of course, Disney owns both Marvel and Lucasfilm so this is was an obvious place for the next trailer to play (and at the beginning of the summer movie season, no less), but if there were any doubts, those can safely be put to rest.
The new trailer will first premiere at the Star Wars Celebration convention, which runs from April 16th to 19th, and Age of Ultron’s international release starts rolling out on April 22nd, so the question is when Disney/Lucasfilm will decide to put the Star Wars trailer online to avoid a low-quality version hitting first. Will they put an HD version of the trailer online immediately or shortly after it premieres at Star Wars Celebration, or will they want to give those in attendance a short “exclusive” window before it goes wide to audiences across the globe? If Disney’s approach to the teaser trailer launch was any indication it will likely be the former, but we can’t say for certain.
We can, however, confirm that fans will absolutely get to see it on the big screen in front of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel’s The Avengers had a whopping $207.4 million opening weekend domestically and went on to gross over $1.5 billion worldwide, so Age of Ultron is just about the biggest theatrical platform of the year with which to launch this new Star Wars trailer. Could it provide our first looks at Harrison Ford and the Original Trilogy trio back in costume? Luckily we don’t have too long to wait to find out.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18th.