It may still be over a year until Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in cinemas, but it looks like we'll be getting a teaser trailer at the end of the week.
There are a few links being shared on Twitter and Facebook claiming to show a leaked version of it, but in the video the words 'Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away…' fade away into Rick Astley.
The real thing will be shown in select cinemas in the US on Friday though, so expect the blurry iPhone-filmed version to pop up on YouTube/Dailymotion late that evening.
Given that it's so difficult to stop people filming in cinemas now, it's possible Disney might release the full HD version online during the day.
The previews will be tacked to the front of films at the following cinemas:
CA, Irvine - Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
CA, San Diego - Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
GA, Atlanta - Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
IL, Chicago - Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
NY, New York - Regal Union Square Stadium 14
PA, Warrington - Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
TN, Knoxville - Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
TX, Houston - Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
WA, Seattle - Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
A GIF purportedly from the trailer showing the Millennium Falcon zooming towards the camera was also widely shared this week (below), but given the low quality CG and lens flare (which Abrams recently recognised he overuses) it's unlikely it's the real deal.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens wrapped earlier this month, and has a release date of 18 December, 2015.Reuse content