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.
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
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