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Disney Wants Us to Pirate the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trailer (Updated)

star wars the force awakensThe first trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters this Friday, but unless you live around the nine Regal Cinemas, you’re going to miss out. This isn’t the first time this has been done to promote a Star Wars film. When The Phantom Menace trailer premiered in 1998, that was on 75 screens in 26 stats. Many fans showed up to watch it, and then left.

The nine locations are:

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

 

Most likely Regal rolled up a large truck full of cash to make this happen, thinking it’ll drive individuals to the theaters, but in this day and age where the internet provides easy access, and access usually before planned, the move seems to be idiotic and shortsighted. If you don’t live around one of these theaters, then sucks to be you in Disney’s eyes. I guess major metropolitan areas like Dallas, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and many others’ money isn’t worth it to Disney, and movie chains.

The move is clearly to build hype around the trailer (not the movie) in a weekend that generally is a big one for movie theaters, Thanksgiving.

But, in the age of the internet, is this even worth it? Marvel hyped the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron to see it leak five days earlier. At first Marvel and Disney handed out “cease and desist” letters like candy, then eventually released the trailer officially. They are currently fighting Google to find out who leaked it. Chances are when the weekend is up, the trailer will be officially released, but before that happens, Disney is creating an artificial demand pirates are more than happy to deliver to.

There’s a chance more locations will be announced, but with just nine initially making the list, any more will come off as reacting to what’s likely a lot of head scratching, and anger. For such a huge movie that’s likely to be one of the highest grossing films of the year when it comes out, this seems like an unexpected, and unneeded bump in the road, and middle finger to those who have made Star Wars what it is, the devoted fans.

The Force Awakens will be released on December 18th, 2015.

Update: Starwars.com has released a much fuller list with quite a few cities missing off of the first update. It’s up to 30 theaters:

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Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Royal Blood – A Grand and Operatic Tragedy Of Betrayal, Lust And Warring Kingdoms!

ROYAL BLOOD

STORY BY: Alejandro Jodorowsky
ART BY: Dongzi Lui
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
FORMAT: 112pp, FC, HC
ISBN: 9781782760979
PRICE: $16.99/$18.99 CAN/£13.99 UK
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An epic court revenge story of deception and darkness by legendary and highly acclaimed creator Alejandro Jodorowsky!

Wounded, betrayed and left for dead, King Alvar returns to his kingdom to regain his stolen throne.

Hungry for revenge, Alvar finds himself in the middle of a bloody political game for power. To keep his throne he must crush his enemies who would destroy him with their machinations.

But his own horrific appetites may prove his undoing…

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League coming in February

Lego_JL_vs_Bizarro_League_ONLINE_CTM_07In the follow-up to LEGO Batman, The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite, the Justice League is newly solidified yet faces a peculiar set of villains when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group release LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure on-pack, while supplies last.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League in Digital HD on February 10 via purchase from digital retailers.

Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Special Features include:

  • LEGO® DC COMICS SUPER HEROES: BATMAN: BE-LEAGUERED TV SPECIAL – Approximately 22 minutes
  • BIZARRO! – FEATURETTE – One part oddity, one part comedic curiosity, Bizarro is a favorite among the characters within Superman’s universe. Take a look at the Man of Steel’s potent, backwards nemesis.
  • BE-LEAGUERED BLOOPERS

A New Trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Marvel Releases a Special Look at Avengers: Age of Ultron

If you missed it last night during its premiere on Marvel‘s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has released a new look at next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – Teaser Trailer

Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, in theaters May 1, 2015!

LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered

Get a sneak peak of the action from the all new special event, LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered, premiering Monday, October 27th, at 6/5c only on Cartoon Network!

The Trailer for Powers

A first look at Powers: A PlayStation Original Series. Coming this winter, free for PlayStation Plus.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 Trailer

Offering shocks, surprises, and galaxy-shaking revelations, seasoned TARDIS pilot Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design; 2000AD) mark the start of their first five-issue run by diving headfirst into the console room and pulling all the levers they can – spinning the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet!

Freshly regenerated and with a new head full of unanswered questions, the Doctor (as played by Peter Capaldi) whisks Clara Oswald (as played by Jenna Coleman) away to a strange and distant world.

Clara thought she was in for an evening of marking essays on the Metaphysical Poets, followed by going out on a date – or at least trying to. You know, normal stuff.

Instead, she’s facing down exotic flora and fauna in her best dress, backing up the Doctor on a trek through traumatically alien undergrowth – and she doesn’t even know what the Doctor is searching for, or what will try to kill them should they find it!

New Face! New Doctor! New Beginning! Get in on the ground floor of this amazing ongoing series!

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Dave Taylor
Cover Artist: Alice X Zhang
Colorist: Hi-Fi
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: 32pp, FC
Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 15, 2014

A first look at Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the latest DC Comics Original Movie, brings the Aquaman origin story to animated life.

The all-star voice cast includes Matt Lanter (Aquaman), Sam Witwer (Orm), Jason O’Mara (Batman), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Christopher Gorham (Flash), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Sean Astin (Shazam), Sumalee Montano (Mera), Harry Lennix (Manta), George Newbern (Steve Trevor) and Juliet Landau (Lois Lane). Ethan Spaulding directed the film from a script by Heath Corson. James Tucker is producer of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the film will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in early 2015.

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