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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in theatres and online

11/28/2014 09:44 EST | Updated 01/28/2015 05:59 EST
Star Wars fans won't have to give up their Black Friday shopping to watch the highly anticipated first trailer for The Force Awakens.

The much-hyped preview for the seventh film in the epic space saga was slated to premiere exclusively in theatres, but a Star Wars official site tweet revealed that it will also be released online via Apple iTunes trailers site.

Fans are so excited for the release that a number jumped the gun and made some trailers themselves and posted them on YouTube.

- On mobile? Watch fan trailers here and here

Disney and Lucasfilm are releasing the real thing in a special engagement at 30 North American theatres, but only two are in Canada.

- The Yonge and Dundas  Cineplex in Toronto

- The Riverport Cineplex in Vancouver 

The 88-second teaser will play ahead of every movie from Friday morning until Sunday.

Earlier this month, Lucasfilm confirmed that principal photography for the film was completed. The studio also revealed that Star Wars Episode VII would be called The Force Awakens, triggering an outpouring of jokes online.

The latest instalment in the Star Wars saga is set 30 years after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and features original Star Wars actors, including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa and Harrison Ford as Han Solo.

Earlier this year, 72-year-old Ford broke his ankle during filming, reportedly on the door of the Millennium Falcon spacecraft.

- PHOTOS | New Star Wars cast mix of familiar, new faces

The Force Awakens is slated for wide release on Dec. 15, 2015.

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