New Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens trailer coming soon attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron

It could be online as early as 16 April

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Star Wars fans are to get a new The Force Awakens trailer to analyse frame-by-frame in a month's time, when the next teaser is tacked on the front of Avengers: Age of Ultron cinema showings.

It's an obvious film for it to be paired with, given that Disney owns both Marvel and Lucasfilm, and guarantees it a huge audience, not that it would have failed to reach millions on YouTube alone.

The trailer will premiere at the Star Wars Celebration convention (running 16 – 19 April) before Age of Ultron starts showing across the world from 22 April.

It's not yet known when Disney will be putting it online – perhaps after the convention, perhaps to coincide with the US release – but it will surely be sooner rather than later if they want to avoid low quality smartphone-shot versions popping up.

Earlier this month, Disney announced its future plans for the franchise.

Star Wars: Episode 8 will open in theatres on 26 May, 2017 and be directed by Rian Johnson, while the first of the promised stand-alone movies will be titled 'Rogue One' and star Felicity Jones.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a release date of December 18th.