So, uh, in the last week we got a fourth trailer, and a TV spot, and there’s a new something every day, and I think Star Wars is trying to kill me. So, tweets. Enjoy.
…Or International trailer, whatever we’re calling it. The focus here is on Rey, BB-8 and Kylo Ren’s broadsaber, or in other words: A cute girl, A cute robot and a crazy-ass weapon. It’s not as evocative as the last trailer, and it seems much choppier, but there is a lot of new footage here for us to pour over.
A few snippets of dialogue! More BB-8, Rey, Finn, and even a glimpse of Leia. New poster, too.
This being the internet is 2015, there’s no lack of fan remixes and variations on the latest trailer for The Force Awakens. Here are a few:
In a new post on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm thanks fans for their response and enthusiam regarding the new trailer.
Thank you all for making the Star Wars universe what it is, and for keeping it alive and growing and meaningful. Star Wars is back and beginning an exciting new journey, and it’s because of you.
They also reveal that the trailer has been viewed online more than 112 million times in 24 hours.
And since it’s been such a busy week, here’s an overview of our own trailer coverage:
→ More on the trailer’s music, and hear an isolated version of it without all those distracting visuals and dialouge.
→ A pair of interesting meta peices on the Jedi Order prompted by the trailer. We also reblogged several interesting Tiumblr posts: The stories, Kylo Ren’s stance and his place as a villian
On that note, we’ve featured quite a bit The Force Awakens stuff on Tumblr lately.
The third trailer for The Force Awakens couldn’t beat the one-day viewing record set by the second trailer in April. (Yes, technically the new one is the trailer and the last one was a teaser, but: Deal with it.) Still, 37 million views is nothing to sniff at – and that’s only Youtube. An estimated 15.9 million tuned into to Monday Night Football during halftime for the trailer’s official debut.
While the music in the latest trailer for The Force Awakens obviously uses John Williams’ original work from the previous Star Wars installments, it’s not a newly composed track from the composer, as many of us originally assumed. /Film digs in a little and comes up with a few names.
Below, a version of the trailer music with the distracting volume fluctuations for dialouge normalized. (via)
Okay, now down to business.
Lucasfilm has finally confirmed that the rumors are true: The full-length trailer for The Force Awakens will debut during halftime on Monday night’s NFL game.
Tickets will go on sale “everywhere” following the trailer launch. Also confirmed is the Star Wars Marathon Event, aka the seven-movie marathon, at select theaters.
Lucasfilm says that Disney is “providing unprecedented company-wide on-air and social support” and “tying in events and special activities for the day of the trailer release.” Something – perhaps a trailer tease – is expected during Good Morning America tomorrow.
Or, they’ve already dropped one:
See the full poster beneath the cut, as well as a little minor theorizing.
Furious Fanboys is reporting signs that the new trailer for The Force Awakens could be coming on or around October 16 – roughly two weeks away. Namely, that theaters are being told to “reserve” spots for Star Wars promotional items. (So we’ll likely see a full poster then as well.)
If so, signs point to the trailer being attached to Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, which is being released that week by Walt Disney Pictures. Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which comes out later this week, has also been named as a contender for the trailer, but I have yet to see any compelling evidence for that claim. (And while it may be more suited as a genre match – I too would rather go see Matt Damon stranded on Mars than a Tom Hanks Cold War drama – it lacks the double punch of Disney/Spielberg ties.) And how moot is all of this, anyway? Never again the Meet Joe Black times!
In any case, the later timing does line up nicely with the previous report that tickets for the film will go on sale October 19th.