The big “Star Wars Celebration” is rapidly approaching, and with it will come all the teasers for the coming movie that fans could wish for. Still, for a movie that can’t seem to plug all its leaks, new details about the trailer and poster have been revealed ahead of time.
It was previously reported that the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will run in front of every showing of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” when it hits theaters on May 1. Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have plans to speak at the annual “Star Wars Celebration” in Anaheim, California, on April 16. While there, they will reveal the new trailer to the crowd of die-hard fans.
Now, Collider is exclusively reporting that the event will see the release of the film’s official poster as well. There’s no telling at this time how Abrams wanted the poster for his first foray into the “Star Wars” realm to look, but fans probably will get a glimpse on April 16 when it inevitably leaks online.
Speaking of leaks, a site called MakingStarWars, which has been a relatively reliable source of information from the production, is reporting that it’s learned what the trailer will consist of. In addition to a bunch of new characters, highly anticipated returning cast members Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrier Fisher (Leia) will finally show themselves for the first time since “Return of the Jedi” in 1983. C-3PO and R2-D2 will show up in the trailer as well. But Luke Skywalker is supposed to be absent from the 1 minute, 50 second-trailer.
Among the new characters that are expected to show up for the movie teaser is Captain Phasma, reportedly played by “Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie. Joining her in the cast are Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Max von Sydow and John Boyega, to name a few.
It’s unclear at this time if Abrams, Kennedy and Disney plan to release the trailer after their presentation at the “Star Wars Celebration” or if they’ll risk letting a low-quality version leak online ahead of the larger May 1 release. Either way, odds are savvy fans will be able to get a first look at the trailer sometime after April 16.