There Won’t Be a New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer at D23
If you’re the Star Wars fan who loves to be teased with lots of hints and clips about the upcoming movies then J.J. Abrams is basically your Darth Vader. Abrams hates to tease people with lots of hints and clips; he prefers to keep as much of his movies hidden from view for as long as humanly possible. His Bad Robot team practices a code of omerta that would make the Mafia blush. I think they just revealed what the monster in Super 8 looks like, and that movie came out in 2011.
If you are a trailer-loving Star Wars nerd, here’s more bad news: there is another trailer coming, but not for a while. Even though Abrams and the Force Awakens team will be in Anaheim this weekend for Disney’s big D23 convention, the filmmaker just told Entertainment Weekly that he’s coming with no new footage, “behind the scenes or otherwise”:
We’re thrilled to go to D23 and meet the fans, but it’s a tricky thing to try and rush [footage] for a convention or preexisting event that would, of course, be fun to show something at ... I’m still editing and we’re working on refining the cut.”
Abrams told EW it’s “incredibly fun to see the movie come together.” As for sharing that incredible fun with viewers? Uh, yeah, no; that’s not going to happen anytime soon. He only promised another teaser “in the fall.” (Fall starts officially on September 23, if you’re curious and want to put something into your phone calendar to make you feel better.)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.