This doesn’t make any sense to me at all.
First off, Lucasfilm didn’t attach any of The Force Awakens trailer debuts to a movie. The first one was more about the 30 theaters plus the online release. The second one debuted at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The last one debuted at halftime on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
The Force Awakens (TFA) and Rogue One (R1) have similar release dates (third weekend of December), but by the time April ended last year, TFA had two trailers. If we’re waiting for Civil War, then R1 has zero trailers in that same period.
Some people were suggesting we’d see it during Super Bowl 50, but that was a fan-driven rumor, not a source-driven one. And it also doesn’t make sense, because the big game was on CBS – not a Disney property.
So, there seems to be a possibility in plain sight that no one’s talking about. The Oscars. Sunday, Feb. 28 on ABC.
Think about it. They need a strong TV audience for it, and 30 million+ stateside at the Oscars is even better than the 12+ million who watch Monday Night Football.
Also, Daisy Ridley was just announced as a presenter for the Oscars.
And, remember in November 2015 how they debuted a new clip from TFA during the American Music Awards on ABC? Makes sense to do a similar thing, doesn’t it?
What do you think? Is the logic sound here, to make the case for expecting a 2/28 trailer debut? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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