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UPDATE 3! EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer to be Released with The Hobbit on December 17.


The mystery surrounding the release of the much-anticipated teaser trailer may not be a mystery much longer!


Details after the jump…



That’s right folks, we might finally know exactly when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser will be released. We are receiving strong hints from multiple sources that it will, in fact, accompany The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies when it is released on December 17th.


Firstly, our own Echo-07 has spoken with a local theater manager, who has indicated that the teaser for The Force Awakens will indeed be released along with the new Hobbit movie in December. The manager said they don’t get the trailer info very far in advance. It comes on a drive (all digital now). He said he didn’t think it would come in with Hunger Games: Mockingjay. He also said that companies (like Disney) aren’t allowed to “cross-promote” except for two times in a year. There are rules and regs about this apparently. However, since Hobbit comes out a year before Star Wars: The Force Awakens it could be close enough to be within these rules.


Secondly, we have this tweet from Reece Steel containing a fairly definitive quote from Tommy Gormley, the first assistant director on The Force Awakens (who recently received a BAFTA award):



UPDATE! The tweet and the whole account of the person who posted it has been deleted. Here’s a screencapture:




And as we recently reported, director Peter Jackson has visited the set of The Force Awakens during principle photography. Was this a coincidence? Who knows…


We will keep you posted with updates as we receive them, but it is beginning to look a lot like we’ll be getting our first glimpse of the new Star Wars movie along with our last cinematic visit to Middle Earth next month.


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, almost exactly one year before Star Wars: The Force Awakens.






/Film has more on the upcoming TFA teaser:

Wednesday, a very credible sounding rumor began to circulate that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Well, we’ve heard from a very credible source that, with 100% certainty, the Star Wars 7 trailer won’t debut with Peter Jackson’s latest The Hobbit film. There’s a very strong likelihood it will play with that film but according to the source, Disney has “bigger plans” for the trailer debut than a simple attachment. 


Disney having bigger plans for the trailer definitely makes sense. This could probably mean a TV debut first. Maybe with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid season finale on December 9th? Disney already tried to do something similar with The Avenger: Age of Ultron teaser attaching it to the same show, but the trailer leaked online and they had to officially release it earlier.


We’re still waiting for 2 theater owners to give us feedback on the trailer. Also I’m waiting for a reply by the guy who posted the tweet yesterday and later deleted his account. We will keep you updated.





/Film has even more rumored details about the release date of TFA teaser trailer:

I have independently confirmed with good sources that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer will be shown in a limited number of theaters during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. I know that there will be a limited amount of theaters participating in the “preview.” I have not confirmed any more details other than that.





Also here’s another interesting story from yesterday that we first decided not to post, but now it makes more sense:


The Cantina member Darth Matt first reported yesterday a very interesting rumor posted on reddit. It’s yet another possible release date for TFA teaser trailer.


Here’s a screen capture of the actual post (the post has been deleted since). Thanks again to Darth Matt for saving it down.

(click the screencaps for bigger version)



Later the same user revealed where he got his info from:


Screencap 02


Also Drath Matt made some more digging and found out that someone else has claimed something similar earlier today:


Screenshot 4

Later another reddit member who claims to be a corporate employee of the largest chains in the US added this debunk message:



Source: reddit




Personally I am puzzled why if Disney want to go bigger with the trailer, they would want to release it in limited amount of theaters in the US? What about the rest of the world? Obviously if they want to go bigger they have to release it first online, right?


As you can see it’s really a tricky situation. So many rumors and so many possibilities. The best thing is that no matter what, we will most likely see the teaser in the next 3 weeks.




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  • Pomojema (Mobile)

    It almost seems like WB and Disney have been on good terms lately, what with the SWTFA/BVSDOJ cross-promotion on Twitter and some supportive statements toward the DCCU from Marvel’s MCU moguls.

    • Thretosix

      They both like money, if they could collaborate to make excessive money, I bet they would.


    Whatever happened to “before another American holiday”?

    Something to look forward to, I guess. The Hobbit needs all the help it can get.

    • Anonymous

      Which exactly why this rumor went out; the Hobbit needs the added boost in ticket sales.

      • Anonymous

        I’m fairly certain we won’t see a teaser trailer for SW7 until next year.

        • Anonymous

          Probably Superbowl or around Oscar time.

          • Anonymous

            The teaser will definitely premiere in theaters or during an industry expo/con (e.g. SW Celebration 2015), not on TV during the sportsball show.

            The earliest we can expect it is Feb. or Mar., but it will probably end up being around April or May.

            • Anonymous itch

              Plus the Super Bowl (I have a light grasp at what it is) isn’t really an international thing (correct me if I’m wrong good ladies and sirs of the internet) so to have the teaser be shown there earliest/exclusively makes no sense to a global fan base of an amazing universe (with sound in space!)

              • Anonymous

                The Super Bowl is almost always the most watched televised event every year. I think that it will show then.

      • Stibbs

        The Hobbit movies are making roughly the same money as the LOTR films. They aren’t hurting for ticket sales.

        • Anonymous

          It’s not about “hurting” it’s about trying to make even MORE money than the Hobbit films already do. Starting a rumor about a tacked on SW7 teaser would generate a considerable amount of extra profit from boosted ticket sales…basically for free. If you think marketing gurus are above this sort thing, then you know nothing Jon Snow.

          • Anonymous

            I’m getting sick and tired of seeing the Hobbit on this website. Isn’t there a rumor or something you guys can post?!?

    • Logan

      I can’t wait for the new movie
      Too come out

    • Anonymous

      The Hobbit movies are very very very bad movies and not even the first glimpse of the next decade of Star Wars movies could get me to purchase a $10 ticket for that trash.

      The hobbit movies make some of the worse movies made seem watchable.

      • bigd

        Nice one

      • Anonymous

        Be shame of you! The Hobbit movies are one of the best movies around and the amount of work they put into it is incredible.

        Nowadays people doesn’t know anything else but critize so low have we fall. If not for the story you could at least respect it fpr everything they have done for it and calling it a trash is an insult both to moviemakers and fans.

        • Anonymous

          This movies are an insult for people who love the books too.
          the hobbit movies are an insult to some moviemakers and to everyone who likes cinema and has a Little of common sense.
          You can see it that way too.
          If we don’t like a movie we can criticize it.
          Why the hell you are talking about the respect the people who worked on it?
          That’s not the matter!
          They spend a lot of time with something we didn’t like it. ANd that’s all. For me the scripts, cinematography, acting, and editing are bad. And yes, it’s my opinion.

          • Anonymous

            Blah blah blah…. =/

        • Anonymous

          Be shame of Jackson!
          One day he said he was a Tolkien fan.
          And after 6 films we can see clearly that’s not the right Word.
          And for me it’s not only to be a Tolkien fan or not, in terms of cinema speaking, this movies are really really bad.

          • Anonymous

            These Hobbit movies have a surprisingly small amount of Bilbo scenes in it.

            • Anonymous

              But they do have an unsurprisingly large amount of garbage and boredom.

              • Anonymous

                If they simply retitled The Hobbit movies as The Lord of the Rings: An Unexpected Journey
                The Lord of the Rings: The Desolation of Smaug
                The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of the Five Armies it wouldn’t be as bad.

                Calling them The Hobbit is deceiving.

      • Anonymous

        how painfully right you are. Hobbit 2 is just that bad that I won’t have strength enough to watch it ever again, it’ s so embarassing to watch it……and now, when I saw yesterday on tv hobbit 1 I just cry what the hell! I don’ t remember it being that bad. The bad cgi main orc (anyone know why orcs and some elves are talking soooooo slowly? – my guess is the actors have difficulty to speak in orc/elven language, which is not helping to already bad movie. Almost 50 % of hobbit 1 and 90 % of hobbit 2 is made up and nothing to do with the book. The only good parts are those true to the book. The rest is pure trash. I guess kids would enjoy this movies, lots of action scenes and zero story telling, but I can’t imagine let my kids watch it before they are at least 10 y.o.

  • Anonymous

    I wish they could just put it on their channel when its ready, no one goes to a movie to watch a trailer.

    • Jake

      Lol, with the huge ammount of people that will be seeing The Hobbit, I don’t see your point.

      • Sleazbaggano

        People aren’t into the Hobbit as they were with LOTR. The last two Hobbit movies did well financially but we’re disappointments as a whole. Personally, I like the first one and think they should’ve been one or two movies (as originally planned). Now there’s another Hobbit movie and the general public is probably not anticipating it. My guess is that if this trailer weren’t attached, this would be the least successful Hobbit movie.

        • Anonymous

          Yaaa the thing is numbers don’t lie and the vocal opinions of geeks on the internet do not represent the consensus. Leave your b.s. at the door, you don’t have the numbers in front of you to show why this is a good move they do.

          Sure you could argue that The Hobbit isn’t doing LOTR numbers but you couldn’t possibly be taken seriously if you’re seriously suggesting the films have not been hugely successful in their own right.

          • Elan Sleazbaggano

            They’re not as successful as LOTR obviously but as each film goes on, less and less people are giving a $hit – I know I’m starting to get tired of them. A good percentage of the Hobbit’s gross will be because of this trailer and we might never know what it would’ve made without the SW7 trailer.

            Those movies could go on forever and they would eventually appeal only to a niche market which will get tired of them. All I’m saying they’re already there. The SW7 trailer is what the Hobbit needs. SW doesn’t need the Hobbit.

            • Anonymous

              Each hobbit movie has made 1 Billion worldwide. Trust me, The Hobbit is going to be just fine with or without the Star Wars trailer. In fact, I’d say that having the trailer attached to it would only increase the box office by less than a million. You have to remember that most people don’t know about this stuff. We are the 1% who read blogs and news updates and research every little tweet or hint.

            • Anonymous

              Um, there’s something called the internet. I’m quite sure I’ll be able to skip the hobbit and see the trailer

              • DarthSoup

                My thoughts exactly.Even if they manage to avoid a leak, a pirate copy of this will be online within minutes of it being shown. Before the movie “Hobbits 3 – More Hobbitses!” even begins the trailer willl be on – from multiple sources.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed I had the Hobbit circled on my calendar all year. Now seeing the Trailer for Star Wars 7 even makes that date even better.

          • Numbers don’t lie?

            Lie about what? So one is not entitled to a negative oppinion about a movie because lot’s of people went to see it? What if they all did not like it? What if they all did like it? History has shown that trusting the verdict of the “masses”, the “man on the Clapham omnibus”, “your average guy” can be quite ill advised. I, just like the surviving Tolkiens, did not appreciate PJ LOTR and Hobbit. The later were childish jump & run movies with just as many farting jokes as EP1. They might be considered good holywood movies, but they are IMO not good adaptations of Tolkiens work.
            The only ones that could pull that off is the BBC and one of their splendid costume drama directors, certanly not a Horror-B-movie maker with the sophistication of a 13 year old.

            • Derth Nadir

              I think Anonymous 00:48 AM was talking about success of numbers because Sleazbaggano said they weren’t as successful as LOTR and that the general public isn’t anticipating the new one. Anon was saying the numbers show different with regards to the general public wanting to see the movies, not that people can’t have opinions about the movies. Sleazbaggano was using his opinion and that of some other geeks to suggest that putting Star Wars on The Hobbit is a bad decision or a crutch, but the numbers show both of those are wrong. Hobbit: BOFA will be huge and Disney knows it. And there are plenty of us geeks that still like the Hobbit movies and can’t wait to watch the end. Some people take the grumblings of geeks as a barometer of how a movie franchise is doing, when that has nothing to do with the success of the franchise (just look at Transformers).

            • S. Crumb

              You do remember that Peter Jackson directed the Lord of the Rings? Right? Those little fantasy movies that were nominated for like 37 academy awards. And you do remember The Hobbit was a children’s book? It’s supposed to be lighthearted and fun. Besides it doesn’t matter how close to the book it is, it matters whether or not the movie is good. That’s the main goal, make a good movie.

              • Stu

                But that’s the problem — the Hobbit movies just aren’t good. Obviously a lot of people have seen them (so commercially they have worked), but they really are poor. Of all the people I know who have seen them (and most skipped the second one), they came out of the cinema feeling ripped off. I found Desolation to be essentially unwatchable. Every scene just went on and on and on…

    • iPadCary

      But that would be the non-scumbag thing to do.
      All the people who paid for a “Meet Joe Black” ticket
      just to see the TPM trailer is a memory that dances
      in Disney executive’s collective skulls.
      They wanna recreate that, naturally.

      But since “The Hobbit” is no MJB, I don’t get the rationale.
      Ahh, what do I know …? [zinger set-up? check!]

    • Superponte

      you weren’t an active movie-goer in November 1998 it seems. I saw the Waterboy twice to see the trailer. lol

    • Anonymous

      Only teenagers and stoners that can’t afford movie tickets don’t want to see their trailers at a movie theater,

      • Anonymous

        I am a teenager thanks.

      • Anonymous

        Or people who live an hour+ away from a theater. Yes, we exist.

      • Anonymous

        And the problem of wanting to watch the teaser on loop in HD in the comfort of my own house is…what?

    • Khanthiilas

      um well i guess i am one, love a good trailer.

    • DKDent77

      Well, tell that to all the poor sould that went to see that awfull 3 hour piece of xxxx “Meet Joe Black” just to see the Episode I trailer in 98…

    • Anonymous

      I mean the Hobbit movies suck but you really think they’re as bad as Prometheus or Grown Ups 2?

      • Anonymous

        Prometheus is one of the best and most interesting sci-fi films to surface in the last decade. You know nothing Jon Snow.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, well said, Hobbit 2 is on the same level as Prometheus and Grown Ups2. Pure shit and an insult to the intelligence of anyone above 10

    • Anonymous

      tell that to “Meet Joe Black”

  • Darth Qaidous

    That is awfully magnanimous of Disney. I was already eager to see part III of the Hobbit, now that excitement goes up another notch.

    • DaveOlden

      Remember: a movie trailer is *advertising*

      They want as many sets of eyeballs to see it as possible. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will have a substantial audience, the kind of audience that likes Star Wars, too.

      If anyone’s being generous, it’s Peter Jackson and WB, for letting Disney/Lucasfilm along for the ride…

      • Darth Qaidous

        I love Tolkien’s world (and Peter Jackson’s vision of it) as much as anyone, however, this is the Star Wars sequel trilogy we’re talking about here. Any film which features a trailer for Episode VII attached to it, will be the beneficiary due to the portion of the audience that are Tolkien-haters/Star Wars lovers. I don’t understand any of the hate as I love both entities.

        • Anonymous

          won’t the hunger games also have a lot of people seeing it?

          • Darth Qaidous

            Yes, it probably will as I understand ‘THG’ has a tremendously large fan base. Personally, I wouldn’t see any of the HG films unless they came with an Episode VII trailer.

            • DaveOlden

              The Episode VII trailer is debuting with Hobbit — but does it say anywhere that it’s restricted to just that one?

            • Anonymous

              Have you even tried to watch a Hunger Games movie yet? They’re actually really good, and this is coming from a 28 yr old male.

              • Anonymous

                Agreed, and i’m 37

      • P16

        I will say that this is one situation where this trailer is something that transcends advertising. People will pay to watch this particular advertisement.

  • Anonymous

    “Jackson also teased a Star Wars script in one of his production videos this past April 1st (although it looks like the script shown in the video is labeled “Star Wars VIII”.)” That, obviously, was an April Fools’ joke.

  • Kabe

    Dang. I have no desire to plunk down more money on The Hobbit franchise after being extremely disappointed in the last two installments. As much as I want to see this teaser, I don’t think it’s worth $8 bucks and a trip to the theater. But I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t released online shortly after the opening of the Hobbit. Maybe Christmas eve?

    • Ur mom

      Where the hell do u pay $8 for a movie?! I need to move to whatever dumb town u live in..

      • Anonymous

        Exactly…. was just thinking just that…. :-)

        • Anonymous

          In Prague movie ticket around 6,60 USD (3D 2 USD more, IMAX 3 USD more)

          • Anonymous

            I just love these tools, in a geek forum, that moan about another franchise that they were definitely going to (not) see anyway, and say this rubbish. Come on! Everyone in these forums is going to see The Hobbit 3 in one way or another. Just because you have to plunk down your 8 dollars (or $10-15 if you want to experience a movie in a modern setting) doesn’t mean you have to poo-poo all over the idea. This is geekdom – and if someone says “ohhh I’m not going to see the next one because the last one suxx” lol. really? Its like the guy that says “if Luke is evil in E7 I’m out!!!” gmafb

          • Anonymous

            But check how much money Americans are making per month, and how much people in your country. They pay more when you convert the value, but they can afford more because they are a lot richer.

            Same thing in Poland, we pay arund 6-8 USD to see a movie, but it’s really more expensive when you compare average salaries.

      • Anonymous

        In College Station, TX, you can go to either of the two theaters there and see a movie for 4-5 bucks and a matinee screening for 3. Blew my mind when I lived there.

        • Cub

          About an hour east, in Huntsville, you can hit up a matinee for just $3 :D

  • Trevor

    The teaser will be online within 12 hours after the Hobbit premier, without a doubt.

    • Anonymous

      Via official channels, you think?

    • Anonymous

      There is no such thing as a huge big budget film that doesn’t cross promote everything these days. I would expect the teaser to be online within hours of the films release. You’ll only get it early if you go to the first showing.

    • Anonymous

      It will be released few days before, since Lucasfilm don’ t want people to watch poor quality leaks.

      It’s not about ticket sales, guys. It’s about showing teaser to as many people possible. You can reach more people online.

  • Anonymous

    What, no Waterboy II to attach it to? Help me kill some brain cells watching Adam Sandler “act”, and then build my hopes up for the film by releasing a trailer better than the final product. Pretty please? For old time’s sake?

  • Anonymous

    Makes sense to put it before The Hobbit. Then I’m guessing it will be put online on Dec 18th to coincide with the release date.

  • Ola


    But Dec 17th? Where I live the movie premieres on Des 10th..?

    • Anonymous

      You get NOTHING! And you’ll like it.

      By the way, rumor is that Episode VII does not actually exist. This is a very expensive performance piece by Marina Abramovic being funded by several high end museums, galleries, and cultural entrépreneurs like Kanye West and Jay Z. According to someone from the Abramovic Institute, the piece is about the building of anticipation in popular culture only to have desire unmet. The question of where that energy ends up going is central to the work. Couldn’t believe it myself, but I’ve heard enough rumblings in the art world about it to make me think there’s something to it.