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Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans will be treated to first X-Men: Apocalypse teaser

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Fans venturing out to theaters next month to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens will also catch a glimpse of Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse.

Although it seems a bit odd that Disney would use an event like Star Wars to showcase Fox's upcoming film instead of just promoting its own movies like Captain America: Civil War (which will also reportedly accompany The Force Awakens), Apocalypse producer Simon Kinberg confirmed to Collider that's when audiences would get the first tease of director Bryan Singer's final installment in the trilogy.

"It's our first thing out there so it is somewhat of a teaser but it's certainly longer than a minute and it has tons of cool stuff in it," Kinberg said.

Singer previously hinted at the teaser a week ago when he posted a photo on Instagram of himself in the cutting room with editor John Ottman, confirming it would be coming soon in the caption.

Apocalypse is the first trailer confirmed to play before The Force Awakens when the movie is released, but rumors have been swirling over other possibilities, including a first look at Disney's upcoming live-action Jungle Book film.

There's no question that The Force Awakens is a massive spot for upcoming movie trailers, with the film on track to have one of the biggest opening weekends in years following pre-sale tickets selling out at an unprecedented speed last month.

It makes perfect sense that Fox would ante up as much as they could to get its first teaser for Apocalypse attached to The Force Awakens, despite Disney being a direct competitor.

The final part of the trilogy, Singer's latest film takes place 10 years after the events of Days of Future Past and follows the X-Men's struggle to fight and defeat one of their most diabolical foes, Apocalypse.

Apocalypse is slated to hit theaters on May 27, 2016, but fans will be able to see the first footage in just over a month when Star Wars opens on Dec. 18.

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