If we're to buy into the hype, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is poised to have the biggest teaser trailer of all time. Every day, we hear a new rumor about its impending premiere, though nothing has been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm. While many believe the (very short) trailer will hit soon, no one really knows when or where it will debut. A new rumor claims that it is opening next weekend in 100 theaters nationwide.
Again, this is nothing more than a rumor. The hard truth is that we may or may not even get a trailer this year. Though, its looking more and more likely that we will. While Disney was reportedly going to premiere their Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer in theaters only, attached to prints of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, that was soon debunked. At least according to sources around the Internet. While the trailer will still most likely play with the final chapter in Peter Jackson's fantasy saga, it won't make it's debut there.
What big plan does Disney have? Again, no one really knows. But now ComicBook.com points out that two different Reddit sources are claiming the 90 second teaser (previously said to be 1 minute in length), will be shown on exactly 100 theater screens throughout the country in front of every showtime for every single movie. The stipulation by Disney is that each theater getting the trailer has to show Big Hero 6 as the earliest screening each day, insuring that each show for this Disney animated adventure is sold out with the highest number of people showing up for the trailer to see it first.
This means we're in for one heck of a Thanksgiving weekend at the box office. Not only will this help give Big Hero 6 a much needed push throughout the holiday, it will also boost the entire box office, which has been sagging this year.
Is Disney this generous? Is this even possible? Again, we don't know. This is just a big fat rumor right now. We'll have to wait until early next week to see if this truly is Disney's plan. But if it is, they'll surely announce it soon. Don't get in line for next weekend's first showing of Big Hero 6 just yet.