As if news of the possible [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) trailer release date wasn't enough to get your geeky jimmies in a rustle, sources for /Film are now saying that we'll see a trailer for the highly anticipated [Star Wars: Episode VII](movie:711158) before the end of the year.
A reliable source just said JW received a trailer from JJ Abrams on Monday, Oct 20. JW has already written new Star Wars music to accompany this trailer. This new trailer music will feature new music and will be recorded on November 15 in LA with full orchestra. Still determining if the score will be recorded in London due to advanced age of composer/conductor. 14 hour flight to LA not too kind on 82 year old. This is all a secret and this message will be deleted shortly.
It's been said that on November 15th, composer John Williams (who worked on the first three films) will be recording the music for the trailer specifically, and that J.J. Abrams' team has already completed the trailer cut. With the trailer supposedly ready to go sans-music, it's likely that - if the trusty folks in Abrams' camp can crunch it out - we could have a trailer by December.
Of course, these are rumors. Sources for Star Wars have given us "plot leaks" ranging from completely viable to Planet Hulk levels of bonkers, so until anything is confirmed, it's safe to wait.
As someone who has seen rush jobs crash and burn quite a bit (hey, gamers, remember the past 5 years with glitch-ridden AAA franchises getting shoved down our throats? Yeah...) I can set aside my inner child for a second and consider quality, if for a second. It shouldn't take long to mix the track, of course, but what I'd rather have is a thoughtful, impactful trailer that leaves the world screaming for more.
While the prequels arguably set the bar so low that Episode 7 could easily knock it out of the park for modern audiences, this film and all future Star Wars films need to keep the impactful air that made fans fall in love with the original trilogy. How Abrams and his team choose to do this is up in the air, and if they can do it that fast, I'm all about it.