If you were hoping to see a new trailer for The Force Awakens at D23 this year, word from EW’s Anthony Breznican (who got the news from J.J. Abrams himself) is going to crush your dreams a little.
While TFA will be among the films discussed during the panel discussing the upcoming live-action films on Saturday, no new trailer is expected until the fall.
However, Abrams did have a little intel on what we can expect at D23 and gave us a hint on what’s happening in the editing room.
“It is true, we are showing no footage, behind the scenes or otherwise,” director J.J. Abrams tells EW. “In the fall, there’ll be a trailer.”
He knows fans are eager for another look at the film and promises to bring something compelling to the Disney conventioneers. “We’re thrilled to go to D23 and meet the fans, but it’s a tricky thing to try and rush [footage] for a convention or preexisting event that would, of course, be fun to show something at,” he said.
While we had Abrams, we asked for a status update on the movie. “I’m still editing and we’re working on refining the cut, but it’s incredibly fun to see the movie come together,” Abrams said. “You realize certain things that you don’t need, certain things you can pull out.”
Personally, I’m still looking forward to the panel. Comic-Con gave us a couple amazing surprises and maybe a little pixie dust will make something happen in Anaheim.