Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens teaser trailer will be 88-seconds long, could involve TIE Fighters

Abrams managed expectations over what will be shown off

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JJ Abrams has outlined what to expect from the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer when it hits cinemas this weekend.

In a handwritten note posted on Twitter, the director promises "A TINY peek at what we're working on – this Friday in select theaters. Hope you enjoy, and have a most excellent Thanksgiving!"

He adds that tiny means "88 seconds", and given how emboldened "tiny" is along with how far away from being released the film still is, we shouldn't expect the trailer to give much away in terms of plot – more than likely it will focus in on one moment such as a spacecraft taking off.

In fact, the note comes with a drawing of a TIE Fighter fleeing an explosion, so this could be the focus of the teaser.

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It can be seen in 30 theatres across North America from Friday morning, before arriving in cinemas around the world in December (though expect blurry smartphone versions to pop up online before then).

Complete list of theatres playing it from Friday:

AZ PHOENIX HARKINS TEMPE MARKETPLACE

CA LOS ANGELES AMC CENTURY CITY

CA LOS ANGELES Indep EL CAPITAN

CA IRVINE REGAL SPECTRUM IRVINE 21

CA SAN FRANCISCO AMC METREON 16

CA SAN JOSE CINEMARK OAKRIDGE 20

CA SAN DIEGO REGAL MIRA MESA 18

CAN TORONTO CINEPLEX YOUNGE & DUNDAS

CAN VANCOUVER CINEPLEX RIVERPORT

CO DENVER AMC WESTMINSTER 24

DC WASH D.C AMC TYSONS CORNER 16

FL MIAMI CARMIKE PARISIAN 20

GA ATLANTA REGAL ATLANTIC STATION

IL CHICAGO REGAL CITY NORTH

MA BOSTON AMC BOSTON COMMONS 19

MI DETROIT CINEMARK SHOWCASE 20

MN MINNEAPOLIS AMC SOUTHDALE

MO KANSAS CITY AMC STUDIO 30

NY NEW YORK AMC LINCOLN SQUARE 12

NY NEW YORK REGAL UNION SQUARE

OH CLEVELAND CINEMARK CINEMARK 24

PA PHILADELPHIA REGAL WARRINGTON 22

TN NASHVILLE CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20

TN KNOXVILLE REGAL PINNACLE

TX DALLAS CINEMARK WEST PLANO 20

TX HOUSTON REGAL MARQ*E STADIUM 23

TX AUSTIN ALAMO ALAMO S LAMAR

UT SALT LAKE CITY CINEMARK CINEMARK 24 WEST JORDAN

WA SEATTLE REGAL THORNTON PLACE 14

WI MILWAUKEE MARCUS BROOKFIELD 16

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a scheduled release date of 18 December, 2015.

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