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Report: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer comes this week (update)

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The highly anticipated teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will release later this week, according to sources close to Slash Film.

The upcoming teaser will reportedly be shown in a limited number of theaters during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with a limited number of theaters participating in a "preview" for the film.

Support for this claim has also appeared on Reddit, with one user stating a 90-second teaser trailer for the film will debut in 100 theaters across the U.S. next week. According to the source, participating theaters will show the teaser ahead of every film this holiday weekend, and at every showtime. Additionally, Disney's Big Hero 6, from the same studio as Star Wars, will be the first film shown at the earliest showtime as part of this deal.

As was previously reported, principal photography has been completed on the J.J. Abrams-directed movie, which is set to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015. Filming began in May 2014. Episode VII is set approximately 30 years after the events of 1983's Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The Force Awakens will feature numerous returning characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). Actors new to the series include Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver and Max von Sydow. John Williams will once again compose the score for the film.

UpdateRegal has confirmed the trailer hits on Friday, here's the list of where you can catch it.