The marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiled us. In a world where there are roughly 187 big blockbusters coming out a year, The Force Awakens dared to have a teaser more than a year ahead of its release.
And why wouldn’t it?
It was not only a Star Wars film, but it was the first Star Wars film in about 10 years — one that had to atone for the underwhelming nature of the prequel trilogy. In addition to all that, it was picking things up decades after Return of the Jedi, meaning it would be milking the hell out of the nostalgia goggles we’d all be wearing. It was one giant homage to the biggest, most beloved franchise in the history of pop culture.
Now, whenever a new episode comes out, it’s hard not to feel a bit antsy when we’re less than a year from the movie’s release, and yet we’ve only just been told what the title is. So given this slower rollout of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, when can we expect to see a first actual teaser for it? If this latest rumor is to be believed, it may not be for a bit. If you were hoping to see the flick at this weekend’s Super Bowl, I’d manage your expectations right now.
According to Star Wars News Net — a trusted fansite on all things Star Wars — and their sources, we’re likely not to get our first look of the flick until Star Wars Celebration, which will take place in Orland, Florida on April 16th.
But interestingly enough, the rumblings surrounding the film don’t necessarily tease that a teaser will be our first glimpse. From what they’ve been hearing the past few months, Lucasfilm has been working on a behind-the-scenes reel for the movie, and that that will be our first look at the movie. Now if you were worried that would mean we’d get no teaser, and would just have to be happy with a BTS clip, fret not, as they speculate that we’d also get a teaser in addition to the BTS clip.
What leads them to think that, you ask? Well, last year, when Rogue One was at Celebration, all they dropped was a BTS clip, and the teaser was only cut together for attendees. The difference between now and then was that going into last year’s Celebration, Lucasfilm had already dropped a teaser for Rogue One. Going into Celebration this year, that’s not the case. We've had no teaser. You couple that with the fact that for the past couple years, April has been a month for Star Wars teasers, then you seem to have a recipe for another April teaser in 2017.
While all these inferences are definitely logical, we have to put out our obligatory warning that this be filed under the “rumor” category. We’ll be sure to keep you updated if we hear any more news to the contrary.
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SOURCE: Star Wars News Net