Good news! You don't actually have to road trip to a theater to see the Star Wars VII trailer

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Nov 26, 2014

Disney set our geek hearts aflutter this week with news that we’ll actually get to see the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday — so long as you can get to one of 30 U.S. theaters. Well, we have some good news.

It’s now been confirmed that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer will also be available online via iTunes’ Movie Trailers service on Friday. For anyone who doesn’t live near one of these 30 lucky movie houses showing the footage, that’s very good news. 

The version released online will also apparently be identical to the 88-second cut shown in theaters, not an abbreviated recut. So, yay, the online fans won't be getting ripped off. No word on exactly what time of day the teaser trailer will be available online, but at least we know we won’t have to wait days or weeks after the theatrical debut for a peek.

The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers.

— Star Wars (@starwars) November 26, 2014

The approach to debut the footage theatrically in such a limited fashion was a cool move to generate some buzz, but we’re glad Disney will also roll the trailer out online with no delay. Yes, seeing it theatrically is still worth the effort, but now everyone can see it. Not to mention, it’ll prevent awful-quality bootlegs from leaking online and diminishing the product.

Do you plan on watching the trailer on the big screen or a laptop on Black Friday?

(Via Star Wars)