When the news first broke that there would be new Star Wars movies to be filmed there was an excitement in fandom that had not been seen since the initial announcement of Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (which sadly withered following the slew of bad reviews that it, and its two sequels, received). And now, with the latest in the Star Wars saga just months away from being released fans are clamoring for glimpses, pictures, and even trailers. The fact is simple: we are all Star Wars junkies and we’re all a collective a mess while waiting for Disney/Lucasfilm to give us our next fix!
Luckily it appears that fix could be very soon. TG Geeks just learned that there could very well be a new trailer to be released on October 19, and at the same time fans will be asked to pre-order your ticket for Star Wars: The Force Awakens while still “under the influence” of Star Wars fever. Very clever!!!
Major theater chains were given ticketing information for The Force Awakens today so their ticketing systems can be prepared. There will be two tickets available: one for the new movie by itself and another for a marathon of all seven movies that will begin at 4:00 p.m. on the 16th and conclude with a screening of The Force Awakens at 7:00 a.m. the next day. An official announcement should arrive as soon as tomorrow on StarWars.com
It also seems that the Cinemark theater chain accidentally posted, and quickly pulled, an official announcement revealing that ticket sales for The Force Awakens would begin on October 19th. You can see the announcement right here, but you’ll have to know Portuguese* if you want to read it.
Or you can just read this rough translation, which ScreenCrush so helpfully provides:
In the next Monday begins the pre-sale of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at #Cinemark! Run before the Stormtroopers end up with all the tickets.
Now we here at TG Geeks would be irresponsible if we said that this is solid evidence of tickets going on sale, but we have learned that major U.S. theater chains were provided yesterday with ticketing information on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ScreenCrush has seen the document, which requires theaters to have all their ticketing information entered into the system by 8:00am ET on Friday, October 16 for release at 12:00pm ET to ticketing web sites (this does not necessarily mean tickets will go on sale to the general public at that time, but that is a pretty solid bet). This includes tickets for both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Star Wars Marathon, which will begin with The Phantom Menace at 4:00am on December 17 and end with The Force Awakens later that night at 7:00pm. Those tickets will cost $50. No word yet on extras (posters, pins, etc.) at this point. Again, we are told that an announcement from StarWars.com should be coming today, so keep your eyes open!
If a new trailer is arriving in five days, it’ll be our first glimpse of new Star Wars content since late August, when 15 seconds of new material premiered on Instagram. Remember John Boyega wielding a lightsaber? Of course you do.
For additional details, make sure you click on over to ScreenCrush. In the meantime, prepare yourself for the next quick hit of Star Wars before you overdose on December 18, 2015. J.J. Abrams has total control of whatever he’ll be injecting into your eyeballs on that day.