Apple's iTunes to air Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on Friday

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited December 2014
Following rumors that an anticipated trailer for Disney's upcoming Star Wars movie would be available for viewing online, the official Star Wars Twitter account confirmed availability through Apple's iTunes for Black Friday.




As announced in a tweet on Wednesday, the first "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer will be published to Apple's iTunes on Black Friday for public viewing. Apple corroborated in a tweet of its own shorty after Star Wars' announcement.

Previously, Lucasfilm said only 30 theaters nationwide would carry the 88-second tease this Friday. It is unclear if the move was spurred by fans disappointed by the limited release, or was part of Disney's plan to drum up interest.

The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers.

-- Star Wars (@starwars)


Come Friday, the "Episode VII" trailer will assumedly be ready to watch on the iTunes Movie Trailers app as well as the iTunes desktop app and Apple's iTunes trailers website.

Disney's upcoming installment to the Star Wars franchise, directed by J.J. Abrams, has completed filming and is slated for release over a year from now on Dec. 18, 2015.
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  • Reply 1 of 109

    What a stupid title. Oh, well. The universe makes for endless stories. It just depends on the author thereof.

     

    Lucas sucks at it, is what I’m saying.

  • Reply 2 of 109
    emig647emig647 Posts: 2,404member
    Can NOT wait! I was wondering when this was coming out.
  • Reply 3 of 109
    What a stupid title. Oh, well. The universe makes for endless stories. It just depends on the author thereof.

    Lucas sucks at it, is what I’m saying.

    The problem is that Abrams has a talent for killing franchises to fit his own artistic vision. I know it's easy to say "couldn't be worse than Christiansen/Portman dialogue", but...

    I was pleasantly surprised by the Jurassic World trailer this week, so I think I'm going to be disappointed/horrified by this trailer.
  • Reply 4 of 109
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,107member

    Please don't screw it up so we have to reboot it in another 20 or 30 years...  

     

    Looks like I have to free up 88 seconds on Friday.

  • Reply 5 of 109
    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post

    The problem is that Abrams has a talent for killing franchises to fit his own artistic vision.

     

    Huh, I hadn’t considered. I just figured the Star Treks were following a larger overall “DARKER; GRITTIER” campaign of reboots.

     

    I know it's easy to say "couldn't be worse than Christiansen/Portman dialogue", but...


     

    Ahmed Best stars as a human Jedi.

     

    I was pleasantly surprised by the Jurassic World trailer...


     

    Were you? I was disappointed. The CGI looks a decade old. They could have at least built a MINIATURE of the iconic doors and shot it. And they’re still doing that stupid hybrid storyline, but at least it’s not human/dinosaur hybrids like they wanted...

     

     

     

     

    The only thing I enjoyed was the trained raptors. I geeked out over Arthur C. Clarke’s use of them in 3001 (which was a depressing sequel in many ways in its own right), so seeing them here in a justified sense (...dum da doo, hybrid DNA to make them docile, derpa derp...) was great.

     

    Still, I like this one:

    Not in the Jurassic Park franchise, but it’s terrifying for something else.

  • Reply 6 of 109
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    What a stupid title. Oh, well. The universe makes for endless stories. It just depends on the author thereof.

     

    Lucas sucks at it, is what I’m saying.




    Not crazy about the title, but it (sort of) works within the context of the whole series. Remember, Star Wars was hugely influenced by the old Buck Rogers serials, and titles included:

     


    • Tomorrow's World

    • Tragedy on Saturn

    • The Enemy's Stronghold

    • The Sky Patrol

    • The Phantom Plane

    • The Unknown Command

    • Primitive Urge

    • Revolt of the Zuggs

    • Bodies Without Minds

    • Broken Barriers

    • A Prince in Bondage

    • War of the Planets

  • Reply 7 of 109
    Huh, I hadn’t considered. I just figured the Star Treks were following a larger overall “DARKER; GRITTIER” campaign of reboots.

    Ahmed Best stars as a human Jedi.

    Were you? I was disappointed. The CGI looks a decade old. They could have at least built a MINIATURE of the iconic doors and shot it. And they’re still doing that stupid hybrid storyline, but at least it’s not human/dinosaur hybrids like they wanted...
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    The only thing I enjoyed was the trained raptors. I geeked out over Arthur C. Clarke’s use of them in 3001 (which was a depressing sequel in many ways in its own right), so seeing them here in a justified sense (...dum da doo, hybrid DNA to make them docile, derpa derp...) was great.

    Still, I like this one:
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    Not in the Jurassic Park franchise, but it’s terrifying for something else.

    As far as the CGI goes, they actually said some of those shots (like the gate/monorail scene) were put together just for the trailer, so I think the final product will look better. And I did like the trained Raptors. My only real issue is that I see a lot of Samdung products in the trailer (though I didn't see any branding, at least) and Chris Pratt's dialogue was delivered pretty poorly. Jurassic Park always had Apple products.

    My main issue with the new Trek films is that they completely changed things to make it more appealing to average Joe. I refused to see Into Darkness, since it was a petty rehash of Star Trek II.
  • Reply 8 of 109
    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post

    Jurassic Park always had Apple products.

     

    Spared no expense!

  • Reply 9 of 109

    Not crazy about the title, but it (sort of) works within the context of the whole series. Remember, Star Wars was hugely influenced by the old Buck Rogers serials, and titles included:
    • <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Tomorrow's World</span>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">Tragedy on Saturn</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">The Enemy's Stronghold</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">The Sky Patrol</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">The Phantom Plane</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">The Unknown Command</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">Primitive Urge</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">Revolt of the Zuggs</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">Bodies Without Minds</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">Broken Barriers</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">A Prince in Bondage</li>

      <li style="margin-bottom:.1em;">War of the Planets</li>

    As far I was concerned, Episode VII, VIII, and IX should have been called Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command, respectively. And hey, there happen to be great books with those titles! Isn't that funny? Well, I guess they could have just used those stories too... 8-)
  • Reply 10 of 109
    Spared no expense!

    That they didn't. Those Quadra 700's weren't cheap back then! Nor was the SGI equipment or the Thinking Machines supercomputer.

    In III, the 3-D printer is powered by a IIci, oddly.
  • Reply 11 of 109
    chasmchasm Posts: 1,167member
    Given what Abrams did to the Star Trek franchise (all effects, no plot), I don't hold much hope for the new Star Wars movie, but Abrams isn't stupid and will probably react to fan criticism of the previous trilogy.

    But sorry, I'm not going to get excited or hyped by any trailer for any movie that opens a **year** from now. I don't know when this trend started (probably The Lord of Rings), but it needs to stop. People who care already know its coming out; people who might go but aren't stalky followers of every tiny bit of news need the trailer to appear maybe four months (max) before the premiere so they can plan to catch it. A year from now I won't even remember what was in the trailer, let alone rely on that to make sure I see the picture. It's ridiculous. #grumpyoldman #youkidsgetoffmylawn
  • Reply 12 of 109
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,973member
    The problem is that Abrams has a talent for killing franchises to fit his own artistic vision. I know it's easy to say "couldn't be worse than Christiansen/Portman dialogue", but...

    I was pleasantly surprised by the Jurassic World trailer this week, so I think I'm going to be disappointed/horrified by this trailer.

    They are beautifully filmed though.
  • Reply 13 of 109
    dasanman69 wrote: »
    They are beautifully filmed though.

    I wouldn't know, the lens flare usually blinds me.

    At least the picture above has a Metro look to it.
  • Reply 14 of 109
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,788member
    Bring back Shatner!
  • Reply 15 of 109
    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post

    As far I was concerned, Episode VII, VIII, and IX should have been called Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command, respectively. And hey, there happen to be great books with those titles! Isn't that funny? Well, I guess they could have just used those stories too... image

     

    But they’d be anachronistic. Wait, wouldn’t they? I thought those took place between Empire and Jedi.

     

    Originally Posted by SockRolid View Post

    Bring back Shatner!



    He’s in talks for the third one.

  • Reply 16 of 109
    But they’d be anachronistic. Wait, wouldn’t they? I thought those took place between Empire and Jedi.



    He’s in talks for the third one.

    No, Thrawn Trilogy was ten years after Jedi.

    Timothy Zahn should be in charge of writing the script for the films.


    They should bring back Shatner to give him a better send off, the same way they brought back Denise Crosby in TNG. Generations wasn't bad, but it wasn't Kirk-level epic.
  • Reply 17 of 109
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post





    I wouldn't know, the lens flare usually blinds me.



    At least the picture above has a Metro look to it.



    I may be the only person in the world to say so, but I liked the look of the two Trek movies. I thought the lens flares gave a nice visually distinctive look. Having said that, Abrams has promised not to "flare up" Star Wars. ;)

  • Reply 18 of 109
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SockRolid View Post



    Bring back Shatner!



    Shatner is Vader's father!

  • Reply 19 of 109
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,973member

    Shatner is Vader's father!

    I thought he was Maul's father.
  • Reply 20 of 109

    Shatner is Vader's father!

    dasanman69 wrote: »
    I thought he was Maul's father.

    I thought Shatner was the bounty hunter who is going to kill JarJar in the first twenty seconds of the film...
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