Talk about the ultimate tease.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a record-breaking Goliath at the box office and an instant fan favorite. The long-awaited epic return to an epic saga hit all the major notes in a new, yet nostalgic fashion. Appropriately, the next/final two episodes in the new trilogy are in full blaster production mode.
Episode VIII started filming yesterday. That would be Day 1. The very first step towards another awesome Star Wars movie slated for release in December…of next year…in 2017.
Why the emphasis on the fact that Episode VIII won’t arrive in theaters until the end of 2017? Because the marketing strategy for studios engaging with fans for a highly-anticipated blockbuster just flew into another galaxy. Rian Johnson (the director) and Co. have sped past the teaser promotion barrier of one year out from a film’s premiere to a time-frame of more than 20 months from the release date.
SPOILER ALERT: The following groundbreaking teaser announcement includes a major spoiler/scene from The Force Awakens.
Leave it to Star Wars to promote a movie to its fans after the first day of filming.
This is the teaser 6+ million people have been looking for…