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Episode II Trailer Attached to Planet of the Apes?

Let the unfounded rumors begin! Wizard magazine, by way of Coming Soon, says the teaser trailer for "Episode II" might be attached to July 27th's premiere of "Planet of the Apes." The report cites no sources, but the idea isn't completely ludicrous since both "Apes" and "Episode 2" will be released by 20th Century Fox. A brain-dead monkey can see the benefits of plugging the studio's biggest 2002 release in front of its biggest 2001 release.

However, business sense means jack when the trailer doesn't exist and based on "Episode II" status reports from, it doesn't sound like Lucas and his digital cronies have time to sleep let alone craft a fitting teaser trailer. Also, if Lucas follows the same promotion path he took with "The Phantom Menace" it's way too early for an "Episode II" trailer. The first "Phantom Menace" trailer screened in November 1998—six months before the May '99 premiere.

Posted by Mac on July 1, 2001 07:51 PM
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