November 22, 2014 – A flurry of rumors earlier this week suggested that an early trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII) would be released just before Christmas. The best guess was that the trailer would be shown just before The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which opens 17 December 2014. Turns out those rumors were pure bunk.
While it would have been a treat to see a teaser trailer a full year ahead of the scheduled premiere of the seventh Star Wars flim (18 December 2015), we will have to wait a bit longer. The trailer date and the means of release (via select theaters? via TV promo?) are still unknown.
The rumors arose, in part, because of a red-herring tweet, supposedly from Reece Steal, first assistant director of Episode VII. The tweet has since been deleted, but here is what our Internet-Rumorbots captured:
Stay tuned for further developments.