When few days ago Lucasfilm re-released the Star Wars teaser from 1976 many people wondered if there's a hidden meaning in it. Some expected that an Episode 7 announcement was imminent, but it didn't happen. Hit the jump for some thoughts on the subject...
First I was hesitant about discussing that subject but there might be something more than meets the eye there. Your input in the comments section would be greatly appreciated.
So 5 days ago in Wednesday the official Star Wars twitter page posted the following message:
1976, the world was introduced to #StarWars... Check out the trailer that started it all! http://t.co/tOsMjDZ2XF
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 9, 2013
At first glimpse there's nothing special about it. But if you remember just a few hours before that Ali Arikan mentioned about and upcoming Episode 7 announcement teaser featuring Luke.
I've heard word that there'll be an announcement trailer/teaser featuring Luke. Tweeting this so I look like Nikki Finke if/when it happens.
— Ali Arikan (@aliarikan) October 8, 2013
Now the question is if this was just a coincidence or Lucasfilm decided to make a joke and indeed release a teaser featuring Luke. Unfortunately a teaser about the first movie. Considering how sensitive the fans are lately about official announcements I doubt that Lucasfilm will do such thing.
There's also another possibility. Maybe Arikan's source just heard that there will be a teaser with Luke and made the assumption that it'll be about Episode 7.
Now here's another possibility that I would like to believe in. What if it's a start of some kind of an Episode 7 viral campaign?
The twitter post by StarWars.com looks like a part of a bigger message. Actually the first sentence of the post is incomplete.
"1976, the world was introduced to Star Wars..." It feels like the sentence could be continued. Just put after the stops a word like "then" or "now" and something more after that and we could very well end up with a second similar tease this week. It almost looks like they are trying to recap the story so far and how everything would lead up to the new Star Wars episodes.
Also we've heard plenty of rumors about an imminent announcement coming from Lucasfilm. That was almost a month ago but one of them was much more specific.
JediNews's secret source have revealed that a possible announcement is coming on October 23 which is also a Wednesday.
So if the posting of the Star Wars trailer is not a joke or a coincidence I'm guessing that this week especially on Wednesday we'll be getting more teasing stuff from Lucasfilm. The first tease was about how everything begun with the Original Trilogy, so maybe the second will be something about the Prequel Trilogy before we get the announcement about the Sequel Trilogy on October 23 (3 consecutive Wednesdays).
Even I won't be surprised if they release something similar for every Star Wars episode so far before the big reveal. Something like a count down.
This is just a speculation and this week we'll find out if I'm right (possibly on Wednesday). Also don't forget that the new Star Wars movies were announced on October 30, 2012. I'm sure that many fans will remember that day. It was the unexpected start of the new beginning. So in two weeks time on October 30 (also a Wednesday) there's something like an anniversary. So what if we get the announcement on that particular day? Who knows, let's wait and see what happens this week.