The Avengers was the second most successful movie of all-time, behind only Avatar. It opened with $200 million and never slowed down. That means that any trailer that plays before Avengers: Age of Ultron will get a lot of eyes on it.
That means that it makes plenty of sense for Disney to attach the new Star Wars trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the new Avengers movie. According to reports, the actual new Star Wars trailer itself will premiere at Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (it runs from April 16-19).
Since it will be almost impossible to keep bootlegs off the Internet after that event, Disney is playing it smart and giving fans the official Star Wars trailer release in a place where anyone and everyone can see it – before Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1. It is also supposed to play before the International release as well on April 22. Expect Disney to also release the trailer online around the International release date, so fans can see it a couple of weeks before it hits the U.S.
The first Star Wars trailer was pretty great, and only showed some hints of the new characters, some robot and space craft designs and the awesome reveal of the Millennium Falcon battling Tie Fighters, set to the epic John Williams score. I like not seeing too much of the movie ahead of time, because this movie doesn’t need to sell too much in the trailers.
But, how cool would it be to see another Millennium Falcon moment, except this time seeing a two second glimpse of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker together again with maybe a short snarky comment from Han Solo? Yeah, that would make me pop.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, 2015.
Here is the first Star Wars trailer for anyone who lived in a cave for the last few months.