Today in Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer to be online Monday?

the-force-awakens→ UPDATE: Nope. It’ll be on iTunes Friday, which is at least online. Jedi News is saying that we can expect “an official modified version” of The Force Awakens trailer that’ll be in theaters beginning Friday will be online Monday, December 1st. Whoo. Bootlegs ahoy.

→ No, really? The Force Awakens will need Millennials, Variety reports.

→ Over at Making Star Wars, Jason explains how the film’s new droid works.

Eddie Redmayne talks about his disastrous Episode VII audition.

Video: Jurassic World may not be the trailer you’re looking for…


…Unless you’re a huge dinosaur fan, I guess. Still, it prompted this very interesting tweet from Gary Whitta:

Man, do I hope that’s the case. The Jurassic World trailer was supposed to premiere during a football game on Thanksgiving day.

Rumors: Will the next cartoon skip straight to the sequel era?

rumors-swirl-sw-oot/Film today says that plans are already in the works for a post-Rebels series set during the sequel era and starring all-new characters. Not a tough call, though I am rather suprised that they’d skip right over the thirty years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, which is what I called for the next cartoon right after we learned about Rebels. (Not to mention that Reclamation thing that popped up back in 2013.) Still, we don’t know what the new movies will bring – or maybe they’ll leave the gap era to books and comics, for old time’s sake? Something to chew on, in any case.

Making Star Wars describes how we meet Daisy Ridley’s character, and what she’s wearing.

→ /Film also has a pair of fan-made trailers for The Force Awakens.

→ And on that note Furious Fanboys has viewing tips for the inevitable trailer bootlegs this weekend. Still hoping it won’t come to that, but…

The Force Awakens teaser will debut in ‘select theaters’ this weekend…

tfa-88secsPart of the weekend reports that The Force Awakens trailer would show up at select theaters have turned out to be true… And J.J. Abrams has confirmed that ‘select theaters’ will be involved, and that the teaser will be 88 seconds.

And now we have the list: 30 theaters in the U.S. and Canada.

The news broke this morning when Regal jumped the gun, announcing it’ll be at 9 of their theaters. Later, AMC and Cinemark said they’ll have it, too, and the full announcement had a few other chains as well.

The wording on StarWars.com is vague enough that they could they still surprise us with a TV or online debut… And I hope they do, because otherwise this is less ‘special’ than it is cruel.