UPDATE: The trailer is indeed arriving on Monday. See the tease below:
When Universal premiered the first official trailer for James Foley’s conclusion to the Fifty Shades film trilogy – Fifty Shades Freed – the studio took the unusual step of revealing when the next trailer would arrive: sometime in November.
And now, it appears the day is getting closer as the upcoming full-length look at the film has been rated by Alberta Film Ratings. Do disregard the Trailer 3 labelling, it’s just an internal designation from Universal that doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s a Trailer 2 that’s also going to be released to the public.
The rating means that the trailer is now complete and ready to ship to North American cinemas. While a placement in front of next week’s Thor: Ragnarok is unlikely, Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is a far more fitting choice audience-wise, so expect the trailer to arrive online sometime in the next two weeks.
Universal will be holding promotional events for the film in select cities – Madrid and Paris have been announced so far – on November 6, leading some to believe that this is when the studio will release the trailer online. While Universal has confirmed that they will show the new look to press and fans at the events, it does not necessarily mean, much like with special looks from San Diego Comic-Con, that the trailer will arrive online that evening.
However, as we mentioned previously, we do expect it to arrive within a few days after those events take place – but Universal are yet to officially announce the online launch date and time. As always, we will be sure to keep you updated on more details as they come in.
Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Freed is released in the U.S. and UK on February 9, 2018.