J.J. Abrams "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams confirms the first trailer for the seventh film will premiere Thanksgiving weekend in select theaters. Photo: Reuters

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams has confirmed the accidentally released news that the first trailer for the seventh installment in the franchise will debut at select Regal Cinemas during Thanksgiving Weekend. The news broke Monday after Regal Entertainment posted a list of theaters across various cities and a note saying that the first trailer for “Star Wars 7” would premiere before every movie from Nov. 28 – 30. However, the notice was playfully taken down soon after.

Now, Abrams has taken to his @Bad_Robot Twitter account to not only confirm the news, but add some new information. The former “Star Trek” director posted a note saying: “A tiny peek at what we’re working on – this Friday in select theaters. Hope you enjoy and have a most excellent Thanksgiving!”

With the news confirmed, Regal reposted the theater listings the same way they appeared during Monday's flub announcement. However, at the bottom of his note, Abrams teased fans with the trailer’s run time by writing “88 seconds” in the bottom left corner of the note.

“This Friday, the world premiere of the 88-second teaser of 'Star Wars Episode VII' will be revealed at select North American theatres,” Regal’s website now reads. “Be one of the first to experience the 88-second teaser of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the following Regal locations. The teaser will debut before all movies starting November 28 - November 30.”

Fans who attend any movie at any of the following theaters in North America will get a first look at “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this weekend:

Phoenix, Arizona–Harkins, Tempe Marketplace

Los Angeles, California–AMC, Century City

Los Angeles, California–El Capitan

Irvine, California–Regal, Spectrum Irvine 21

San Francisco, California–AMC, Metreon 16

San Jose, California–Cinemark, Oakridge 20

San Diego, California–Regal, Mira Mesa 18

Toronto, Canada–CPX, Younge & Dundas

Vancouver, Canada–CPX, Riverport

Denver, Colorado–AMC, Westminster 24

Washington, D.C.–AMC, Tyson’s Corner 16

Miami, Florida–Carmike–Parisan 20

Atlanta, Georgia–Regal, Atlantic Station

Chicago, Illinois–Regal, City North

Boston, Massachusetts–AMC, Boston Commons 19

Detroit, Michigan–Cinemark, Showcase 20

Minneapolis, Minnesota–AMC, Southdale

Kansas City, Missouri–AMC, Studio 30

New York, New York–AMC, Lincoln Square 13

New York, New York–Regal, Union Square 14

Cleveland, Ohio–Cinemark 24

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–Regal, Warrington 22

Nashville, Tennessee–Carmike,Thoroughbred 20

Knoxville, Tennessee–Regal, Pinnacle

Dallas, Texas–Cinemark, Plano 20

Houston, Texas–Regal, Marq*E Stadium 23

Austin, Texas–Alamo’s Lamar

Salt Lake City, Utah–Cinemark 24 WJ

Seattle, Washington–Regal, Thornton Place 14

Milwaulkee, Wisconsin–Marcus, Brookfield 16

There’s no word yet on when the trailer will debut online for the public, legally that is. As Vulture notes, the trailer will most likely leak its way online after this weekend’s premiere.