The new Star Wars trailer is out: now wait 12 months for the actual movie

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It will be more than a year, December 2015, before the movie is released, but when it does, it will hit the sweet spot of Hollywood’s two favorite things—US holiday releases and sequels, as Quartz reported this week.

In the meantime, the just-released trailer for the next Star Wars movie will stoke the excitement for the first film in the series since 2005.

The film is being directed by JJ Abrams and will be the first of the franchise to be released since Disney bought it as a part of a $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012.