With just four days left until the first Star Wars spin-off Rogue One hits theaters, the next big Star Wars movie, Star Wars 8, is just a mere 368 days away from arriving in theaters. Production wrapped back in July, but we haven’t had any indication yet about when the first trailer for Star Wars 8 will arrive. If one of the film’s stars has his way, there wouldn’t be any trailers released at all for this highly-anticipated sequel, but, thankfully, it’s not up to him.
While we’ll have to wait another year to see Adam Driver return as the villainous Kylo Ren, fans will be able to see him on the big screen in Martin Scorsese’s Silence, which opens in limited release on December 23 before expanding nationwide next month. CinemaBlend caught up with the actor while he was promoting that movie, and they asked him whether or not he would enjoy it if Star Wars 8 opened next year without Disney or LucasFilm releasing a single trailer for the film. Take a look at his response below.
“I think that’d be bold. I’d love it, yeah! Then no one would know anything. The less people know, I feel like, the more exciting… the more of an event it is.”
You may recall that, back in late November 2014, Disney and LucasFilm debuted the first 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, more than a year before it was set to hit theaters. A few weeks ago, an unconfirmed report surfaced that claimed the first Star Wars 8 trailer will arrive in the first quarter of 2017, meaning sometime between January and March. While that doesn’t exactly narrow down the debut’s timeframe too much, some have speculated that it could debut during this year’s Super Bowl, while others believe it could be attached to Disney’s highly-anticipated Beauty and the Beast, which hits theaters on March 17.
Aside from the trailer premiere date, one of the other big mysteries swirling around Star Wars 8 is the official title. You may recall that Disney unveiled the full title for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in early November 2014, just weeks before the first teaser trailer arrived. If the studio sticks with the same strategy, the title reveal may once again foreshadow when the trailer is coming. As it turns out, if a report from yesterday is to be believed, then Disney may have already inadvertently leaked the full title already.
Disney has reportedly file a trademark to the European Union Intellectual Property Office for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, which could be the official title. However, Forces of Destiny was included in a list of over 2,000 words as part of the trademark application, which consists of clothing, toys and other items related to future Star Wars endeavors. If the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII is actually coming early next year, then perhaps the title will arrive even sooner, allowing Star Wars fans to put at least one of the many mysteries surrounding this Star Wars sequel to rest.