Well, it looks like we may all be buying tickets to The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Soon. The folks at Star Wars Episode 7 News are reporting, via two sources, that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut with the third Hobbit film when it's released on December 17th, a year and a day prior to The Force Awakens' release. Firstly, their source Echo-07 reportedly spoke with a theater manager and confirmed that the trailer will be attached to the Hobbit:
"The manager said they don’t get the trailer info very far in advance. It comes on a drive (all digital now). He said he didn’t think it would come in with Hunger Games: Mockingjay. He also said that companies (like Disney) aren’t allowed to “cross-promote” except for two times in a year. There are rules and regs about this apparently. However, since Hobbit comes out a year before SW E7 it could be close enough to be within these rules."
Secondly, they point to a Tweet(which has since been deleted) that quotes Tommy Gormley, the first assistant director on The Force Awakens:
"Had a talk from Thomas Gormley today, when asked about the teaser trailer for Star Wars VII he said, “You might wanna go see The Hobbit.”"
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, along with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Into The Woods were all being looked at as possible venues for the trailer to debut. Considering that the trailer is most likely nearing completion, as well as The Hobbit's date being almost exactly a year away from TFA, I'd say this is very likely to be true. Still, it isn't official until Lucasfilm or Disney confirms it. Take this with a grain of salt for the time being.
Source: Star Wars 7 News
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