Last week, we reported that fans who attend Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, which runs from April 16 through April 19, will be the first to see the full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, before it debuts in theaters with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Today, Collider reports that this trailer will he shown during the festival's first event, a kick-off with director J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, where fans will also see the first poster. These details have yet to be confirmed by LucasFilm or Disney at this time.
The Anaheim Convention Center will also have "overflow theaters" where the trailer and poster will also be shown, to accommodate as many people as possible. What remains to be seen is when exactly the first trailer and poster will be released online. There will likely be an exclusive window where only fans who attended Star Wars Celebration have seen the trailer and one-sheet, but how long that window will be is uncertain. While there will certainly be extensive security to crack down on those filming the footage, a bootleg version of the trailer may leak online shortly after the presentation. It's possible that Disney will release the full HD version shortly after the Star Wars Celebration, so fans can see it the way it was meant to be shown, instead of in grainy, low-resolution footage.
Many fans were upset that the teaser trailer released in November didn't show any of the original Star Wars characters, such as Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), but there were rumors that the trailers and other marketing materials will solely focus on new characters such as John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron). Are you planning on heading to Star Wars Celebration later this month to check out the trailer and poster yourself? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more news on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.