People are starting to freak out! Multiple sources, a lot of them tied directly into several different theater chains, are confirming that the third and final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is, for a fact, arriving this Monday, October 19th. At this time, no one from Disney or Lucasfilm has confirmed this. A press release is expected later today. New information suggests that, instead of a trailer teaser or short preview on Sunday, we will be getting the official Star Wars 7 poster and the official The Force Awakens logo. Is it true? We'll have to wait and see when and if this is confirmed.
Right now, these multiple unnamed sources have all stated that this will be a Star Wars weekend to remember! The one-sheet is expected to drop at an undetermined time on Sunday, which will announce the new trailer and the fact that tickets are going on presale. Then, we'll see brand new footage on Monday night, sometime around 8pm EST (5 pm PST). Then, the tickets will go on sale sometime shortly thereafter. Some speculate that it will be 8:30 pm EST on the nose. It's expected that all theaters and ticketing sites will be participating in this enormous event.
It was previously reported that the first tickets going on sale will be for screenings starting at 7pm on December 17 and they will go through January 3. In addition, tickets will be available for a seven movie marathon, from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will start at 4am and conclude with a 7pm screening. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is said to have a runtime of 136 minutes (2 hours and 16 minutes). Again, none of this has been confirmed by any official site.
The official, final Star Wars: The Force Awakens one-sheet is said to reveal the official logo for the movie. If you're confused by that, seeing has how we've already gotten a poster with the title, you may remember that the original three movies all had their own title logos that were different from one movie to the next. And Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to carry this tradition. This new logo will then be seen on the next wave of toys and other merchandise launching before the film hits theaters, with plenty of new items landing in stores this November and December.
As for that new trailer we keep hearing about. It is rumored, not confirmed, to be dropping on ESPN during Monday Night Football. This will bring it a huge audience. And ESPN just happens to be owned by Disney. The trailer will air on TV first, and then it will arrive online mere seconds later. So anyone without cable doesn't have to worry. While all of this is just hearsay at the moment, expect an official PR any second. Now is the time to think about how, when and where you want to see The Force Awakens and whether or not you want to participate in the all-day marathon. We'll keep you posted as soon as the next story breaks.