If you thought you were going to miss out on seeing the new Star Wars teaser trailer this holiday weekend, worry not — everyone can get a look at it online courtesy of iTunes. A tweet from the official Star Wars account confirmed the news late on Wednesday night.
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 26, 2014
So what can we expect? We know the trailer is going to be 88 seconds long and we know it’s unlikely to show much actual footage — shooting on the film only wrapped up earlier this month. The teaser debuting on iTunes is the same one that’s going to be shown in 30 theaters across the U.S. from Friday.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the series and is due for release on December 18, 2015. It reunites the main stars of the original trilogy, with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher all reprising the iconic roles from George Lucas’ epic space opera. J.J. Abrams is the man in the director’s chair after also revitalizing the Star Trek movie franchise.
Aside from members of the cast, very few details have leaked about what’s in store for Star Wars fans with the new entry in the series. We know that C-3PO’s suit is easier to get in and out of, but almost everything else is speculation at this stage. We should find out more when the first trailer arrives tomorrow.