Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already shaping up for a massive opening weekend. There is no doubt that anticipation for the film is at record setting levels, with some of those records already being broken. As a result, every movie making studio is looking to attach their biggest trailers in front of the biggest movie that is Star Wars. Which makes sense – its a guaranteed massive audience. Sure the trailers will be released online, but showing those spectacular visual effects on a theater’s big screen with massive sound is still the best way to sell your movie – and the studios know that.
There have already been reports circulating that the upcoming Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War, will be attached to preview before The Force Awakens. Seeing as both are being released by the same studio overlord, Disney, that kind of makes sense. However, there is now news that the first trailer for Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse will also be attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
The co-writer and producer of X-Men: Apocalypse, Simon Kinberg, revealed that the trailer would show before Star Wars during an interview with Collider. Kinberg said the following:
“I can in fact confirm that information. Our first trailer will be on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s our first thing out there so it is somewhat of a teaser but it’s certainly longer than a minute and it has a ton of cool stuff in it.”
It is also being talked/rumored, but not yet confirmed, that a new Batman v. Superman trailer will be showing during this event along with a new Deadpool trailer.
So not only is December 18th a Star Wars movie event; its going to be a movie trailer event as well!
Hopefully they will give us, the audience members, a chance to breath between each trailer or we could be dead tired before the movie even starts.