Two years ago Disney faced a near riot when they promised Lucasfilm to show something at the 2013 D23 Expo and had nothing, and this year may be a repeat of that PR disaster.
JJ Abrams told Entertainment Weekly:
â€œIt is true, we are showing no footage, behind the scenes or otherwise,â€ director J.J. Abrams tells EW. â€œIn the fall, thereâ€™ll be a trailer.â€
He knows fans are eager for another look at the film and promises to bring something compelling to the Disney conventioneers. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to go to D23 and meet the fans, but itâ€™s a tricky thing to try and rush [footage] for a convention or preexisting event that would, of course, be fun to show something at,â€ he said.
Disney is going to have 7,500 people in Hall D23 (MORE people than in Hall H at SDCC) and they’re not going to show anything new from The Force Awakens? Prepare for A LOT of pissed off people on social media…