UPDATE! The Force Awakens Celebration Panel to be Screened Live in 23 Countries. Regal Confirms New Trailer With Avengers: AOU.

StarWars_TheForceAwakensEarlier today, a report from Collider backed up rumors that we’d been hearing for some time about when the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens might appear. Now, we have additional information that strongly suggests  that this report is correct and that we may very well see the new TFA trailer this month. More after the jump.



Much the same as what we went through back in November with the first teaser, Star Wars fans everywhere are currently wondering when they will see the second trailer for The Force Awakens. With the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron scheduled for May 1st of this year, it’s been an almost universal assumption that Disney will attach a new TFA trailer to the film.


And this morning, Regal Theatres  tweeted what appears to amount to confirmation of this. Remember, it was Regal who, back in November, first broke the news that the first TFA teaser would be shown on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Now, they bring us equally good tidings:





(Note: the tweet has been just removed. Exactly the same thing happened back in November with the first teaser. Looks like someone jumped the gun again. Still they were right before, so they are probably right again)



No big shocker there, of course. I can’t imagine Disney NOT promoting their upcoming Star Wars movie along with the first big blockbuster of the summer – especially when that first big summer blockbuster is also one of theirs.
But then, of course, there’s also Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA in mid-April. And with J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy opening the proceedings with a panel discussion about TFA on April 16th, many fans are speculating that the new trailer will actually premiere at that time.


This also makes a lot of sense, although we haven’t yet had absolute confirmation that J.J. and Kathleen will be showing the new TFA trailer as part of their panel discussion. Still, the more we hear about the plans for that TFA panel, the more likely it seems that this is where we will first see the new trailer.


Latest word is that there will be some sort of simulcast of the TFA panel discussion in London. From Star Wars UK, just this morning:





Now, of course this isn’t confirmation that the new trailer will be shown at this time. However, the fact that the TFA panel is getting a cinema simulcast in at least one other country would seem to add fuel to the increasing speculation that this is when we will get our first look at the new trailer.


Also, please bear in mind that although we have been referring to it as a “trailer”, we do not know as of yet whether this will be a full-length movie trailer, or another teaser comparable in length to the first one back in November. Given the fact that this is likely what will serve as the main TFA advertisement throughout the summer moviegoing season, one might assume that this would indeed be a longer trailer. But again, we cannot yet say for sure one way or the other.


As always, we’ll keep you posted!






The Force Awakens panel will be screened live in 35 cinemas in 23 countries, including 6 IMAX theaters. Thanks to some of our readers, we now have more confirmed locations:


London – Leicester Square (UK)


Paris – Gaumont Champs Elysées cinema (France)
Marseille – Pathé Plan de Campagne cinema (France)

Lyon – UGC Ciné Cité Confluence cinema (France)

Lille – Kinepolis de Lomme cinema (France)

Bordeaux – CGR Le Français Bordeaux cinema (France)

Strasbourg – UGC Ciné Cité Strasbourg cinema (France)


Barcelona – Cinesa Diagonal (Spain)


Amsterdam – Pathe Arena (Netherlands)


Brussels – Kine Polis (Belgium)


CINEPLEXX cinemas (Slovenia)


CINEPLEXX cinemas (Austria)


Berlin – Imax Berlin (Germany)


Copenhagen – CinemaxX (Denmark)


Helsinki – Tennispalatsi (Finland)


Singapore – Shaw Theaters



Stay tuned for more locations.


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59 thoughts on “UPDATE! The Force Awakens Celebration Panel to be Screened Live in 23 Countries. Regal Confirms New Trailer With Avengers: AOU.

  • March 31, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Here’s hoping the full panel hits YouTube quickly

    • March 31, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      I’d be floored if it didn’t. In fact, I would expect that it will probably be timed out so that the trailer goes live right about the time that J.J. and Kathleen show it to the Celebration crowd for the first time. (That’s just a guess on my part, but still.)

  • March 31, 2015 at 11:30 pm


    • March 31, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      I second that!!

      • April 1, 2015 at 5:34 am

        Or a 2nd (longer) teaser with a full trailer sometime in late summer / early fall would be cool too… if it’s a full trailer I’m not sure we’ll get a 2nd one… & I know I’ll be watching that full trailer like 300x times in the first week.

        Into Darkness got 2 trailers right? If I recall one of them came out 2 or 3 months before the film’s release… not that it’s indicative of what to expect but you never know.

        I hope we at least get to see the evil castle! In my mind I picture it as a huge structure, perhaps SSD scale, armed to the gills with turrets shooting @ X wings.

        • April 1, 2015 at 6:10 am

          I will be delighted if we get a decent look at:

          The alien “Rose”
          The scene with Finn igniting the ligtsaber (with Rose and Rey watching in the dark,)
          Han Solo as an old man.
          Kylo Ren from the FRONT
          an actual scene that takes place in space.

          • April 1, 2015 at 11:27 am

            Damnit. Spoilers man.

            I guess I shouldn’t read any comments anymore. Damn. I like reading comments.

          • April 1, 2015 at 11:46 pm


          • April 2, 2015 at 3:01 am

            The alien Rose? I don’t know what that is but now I know its in there. A scene where Finn ignites his light saber. Didn’t know he was a jedi. If its in the trailer great but if not then that sucks cuz now i’ll be waiting for that to happen or expecting it. And than if it doesn’t, might be disappointed. Spoilers suck, even simple ones.

          • April 2, 2015 at 7:26 am

            I don’t know if that’s much of a spoiler, I mean like you said it might not even appear in the film. I’m more concerned about major plot points, like who kills who. I’ve been avoiding anything with plot descriptions from now on.

            I don’t mind seeing things like concept art though (alien Rose included), it only gets me more excited about the movie. That I wouldn’t consider much of a spoiler anyway because I bet she’ll be in one of the trailers before the film or else she will be a side kick character like Scotty’s in JJ’s Star Trek.

          • April 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

            Don`t mind me, just curious to see how far over the text will squeeze and branch out on that side >>>

            Check out the gaping void on that side

          • April 2, 2015 at 7:34 pm

            If you don’t want spoilers and slips, get off the damn forum. Sheesh.

          • April 3, 2015 at 10:25 am

            I expect spoilers on a topic that is about leaks or rumors, which I avoid. I didn’t think it was necessary to avoid it on articles like this. But obviously with a-holes like you out there who don’t give a f about anybody but themselves I was wrong.

          • April 3, 2015 at 2:17 pm

            Mom ? is that you. Why are you posting anonymously for. Look I said I was sorry alright. If your still mad at me about about the `accident` this is the wrong place to post about it. The rat pellets fell off the table down into the dogs food bowl by accident. It wasn`t my fault.

  • March 31, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Dekka…you almost gave me a heart attack…I saw the green preview screen and thought we had a surprise trailer…took my brain a second to register that it was just a photo…I may never recover. 🙂

    • March 31, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      lol. i knew it wasnt possible, but yep, had about a split second of omg…

    • March 31, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      LOL! Sorry, compadre. That wasn’t my intention, although now that you mention it… yeah, I can see how you (and probably a ton of others) could jump to that conclusion.

      No trailer yet, but I’d bet we’ll see it in about 16 days. ;^)

      • March 31, 2015 at 11:43 pm

        And, in fact, in the interest of not giving anybody an actual coronary…

        • April 1, 2015 at 6:12 am

          just wait till tomorrow. April Fool’s day. Tomorrow is going to be so annoying.

  • April 1, 2015 at 12:01 am

    CinemaxX cinemas in copenhagen Will live stream from celebration as Well.

    • April 1, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Nice! I had kind of suspected that if this is going to be simulcast in London, it’s going to be simulcast in other countries too.

      And that being the case… why NOT premiere a new TFA trailer for everyone?

  • April 1, 2015 at 12:02 am

    You can do this kid, I believe in you.

    • April 1, 2015 at 1:53 am

      Nice! Thank you!

    • April 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      That’s BADASS New Hope! Thanks for that link!!!

  • April 1, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I think they have two trailers. One for celebration and one longer one for Avengers which makes sense because the celebration one will hit the net.

  • April 1, 2015 at 3:44 am

    In a few hours you will all be April FOOOOLS! And on April 20 when no trailer is in site you will all be April Foolish! Wait till the fall we will know everything in the fall of this year. ITS JUST ANOTHER STAR WARS FLICK… keep trolling along…

  • April 1, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I just want a nonspoiler trailer.
    95% of trailers i watch reveals something important and i usually stop all of them in 30-40 seconds…

    • April 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      I agree 100%. But, given the lengths to which they’ve gone to keep damned near everything about this movie a secret, I imagine they’ll probably not do the standard thing of giving away the plot twists and half the “money shots” in the trailer.

  • April 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I think Regal “accidentally” tweeting about the trailer is no accident at all.

  • April 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I think Disney wasted an unbelievable opportunity to troll today. It takes a while for people to remember its April 1st. I can`t believe they didn`t take it. It would have been hilarious. They could have asked one of their departments to conjure up a quick fake trailer with fake clips in it and make it look official, maybe take some clips out other films and edit them. Have they no sense of humor at all. I was expecting it.

  • April 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I bet we don’t get a full 3 minute trailer with dialogue until Ant Man on July 17.

    My prediction for Celebration and Avengers is a second 90 second teaser with no or very little dialogue, although with more new footage than the 38 seconds or however much was in the first one.

  • April 2, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Finland reporting in, this is going to be simulcasted in Helsinki too. Also, free tickets (limited to two per “buyer”).

  • April 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hi, just want to update all that the Celebration Panel and Trailer will also be screened LIVE in Singapore too. Singapore is also the Asia HQ of Lucasfilm


  • April 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    In Slovenia and Austria is also confirmed in CINEPLEXX cinemas for all the Europeans close to this two countries.

  • April 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Germany – Imax Berlin

  • April 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Australia wants to get funky with JJ2!

  • April 2, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    It’s going to be SO awesome…I CANNOT WAIT!! 🙂

  • April 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I want a live stream on internet!

  • April 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    only one cinema in austria and that city sux 🙁

    • April 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      There might be more. This is info we’re getting from the fans.

      • April 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        its what the cineplexx homepage says…

        …u must know austria is a very little country…most big events only take place at the city which su***…i wont drive 2 hours there…anyway…we here can only hope there are more but i guess not…

  • April 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I hope they screen near Boston!

  • April 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Which cinema in Helsinki the trailer will be shown?

    • April 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Just got my ticket from Tennispalatsi.

      • April 2, 2015 at 8:36 pm

        I can’t buy the ticket from the website. Do I really have to buy it from the theater?

        • April 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm

          Yes, sadly, but the tickets are free thou.

          • April 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

            Free?! Holy crap! 😀

  • April 2, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    what if we had to hold out
    til may 4th. would that be sweeter?

  • April 2, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Here in Portugal, there’s a rumour that it might show up at Colombo Cinemas in Lisbon, They also have an IMAX screen there but nothing has been confirmed yet.

    • April 6, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      I can confirm that in Portugal it will be at the Colombo’s shopping center, at the NOS cinema. The 501st Portuguese Outpost will be there to greet and participate in the event, alongside many fans.

  • April 2, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Why the hell isn’t the panel bring screened in cinemas in USA?

  • April 2, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    This is becoming a pretty big deal, it has to be the new trailer….right?

  • April 2, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    hey will the live brodcast it in sweden

  • April 3, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Lucasfilm, Disney! Please Don´t Forget Brasil!!

  • April 3, 2015 at 3:44 am

    Please please please may this happen at the Cineworld in Glasgow. They offer live events, gigs and the like, hopefully this will find it’d way there. I’m off work that week as well. HYPE. Would LOVE to see the trailer, plus the panel of course, live on a big screen!

  • April 3, 2015 at 9:29 am

    The full panel is being show at Oz Comic Con in Adelaide, South Australia.

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