Watch: Teaser for Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Trailer Premiere This Thursday

September 10, 2012
Source: YouTube


We've already gotten a first look at Daniel Day-Lewis in his sure-to-be Oscar nominated turn as our nation's 16th President of the United States of America in an official first look photo and a theatrical poster for Lincoln. Now it's time to see the actor in action in this first teaser leading up to the actual trailer premiere on Thursday, September 13th at 7/6c. There will likely be clips tomorrow and Wednesday, but this will be the only one we post so everyone is fresh for the trailer this week. It's just a tease, but it looks like a powerful historical drama. Also, be sure to check out the Google hangout with Steven Spielberg and supporting star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, where they'll be talking to and taking questions from you. Watch!

Here's the teaser for Thursday's trailer premiere of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln via YouTube:

Update: The full-length trailer for Spielberg's Lincoln has debuted online - you can watch it here!

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the last four months of his life, guiding the North to victory during the Civil War. The cast includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson and David Oyelowo. The film has a screenplay by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich), based on many books about Lincoln's life. Disney, releasing the DreamWorks production, will debut Lincoln in limited theaters starting on November 9th, expanding wide on the 16th.

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Reader Feedback - 30 Comments


No Vampires? Instant box office failure...nice try Spielberg won't "suck" me into this one. I made a pun if you were wondering.

JerseyBoy on Sep 10, 2012


I am over this trailer for trailers thing...shit or get off the pot.

DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2012


i am too. when i was growing up in 70s-80s, all we ever saw was a tv ad here and there. now there are teasers, teasers FOR the trailer; trailers; and don't forget all the viral nonsense......not to mention directors vids that have them discussing the films while showing snippets of it - it's too much.

beevis on Sep 10, 2012


They've had teasers for years now, they're here to stay, sorry. Also, 'viral nonsense?' Viral games are made specifically for the users, fun kinda stuff. It's to advertise the film more, obviously, but for people that are going to watch it either way... I don't get your comment.

Greg dinskisk on Sep 10, 2012


What beevis and I are trying to say is having a teaser for trailer is fine, but having a teaser for a teaser that is only released online to bait people, is not fine. It's bullshit. Look at PROMETHEUS if you want to see a jumping shark.

DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2012



beevis on Sep 10, 2012


This isn't a teaser for a teaser, this is a teaser to hold fans over until the real trailer. They don't have to release it, and you don't have to watch it. The Prometheus ones offered BTS dialogue, something that is a dying art and people often neglect on DVD's (or it's left out entirely) so it's nice to have that available elsewhere. "Viral" isn't nonsense. Again, not something you need to participate in... Any one of us have every right to skip over any and every article, trailer, poster, and even forgo the internet all together. Marketing and advertising are part of our culture and if they find new ways to give their product more exposure, whatever it may be, they are going to take advantage of it. Something like this is absolutely unobtrusive, and for fans to get excited that a trailer is coming. If you want to complain about marketing tactics, I think you should direct your hatred towards obtrusive ads that cover your screen when you visit a webpage, pops up during TV shows, both live and pre-recorded, etc. Something like this is pointless to get upset about. I've never heard fans of something get upset that they are getting more info/exposure/teasers/etc. of what they're waiting for.

Mike Pasquariello on Sep 10, 2012


That's an interesting point-of-view. I disagree though. Rather than being upset at the teaser for a teaser, I am upset that the studios think we, the audience, need this. Sure it is true we do not have to consume the media set before us, but the mere fact they think we want/need this is ridiculous. Complaining is a two way street, just like you are complaining about Beevis and I, we the right/privilege to complain about what we want. You do not have to read it either. You can feel free to skip over it the minute you realize what it is. Marketing and advertising are a part of our culture, but that does not mean we must acquiesce to its requests. They may be unobtrusive but that does not mean we have to like. I have Adblock Plus for the Internet, and the pop-ups during TV actual make sense. They are not ads advertising ads.

DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2012


greg.....this is the 2nd time in a couple of days........ i'm not going to explain every one of my posts to you.

beevis on Sep 10, 2012


I like Teaser Trailers (Like The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises) but these trailers for the actual trailer is just too much. All I need is an announcement that its coming.

Andrew Zachariason on Sep 13, 2012


i can't wait to see the full trailer!

beevis on Sep 10, 2012


I know right!!! Specially when the trailers these days tend to be better than the actual movie.

Baron the Curse on Sep 10, 2012


lol. painfully true. T-T

DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2012


nicely done.

Xerxexx on Sep 11, 2012


why can't they just go ahead and release the trailer, what is the point of letting us waiting a few days.

truong18 on Sep 10, 2012


I bet he gets shot in the end!!

jvj590 on Sep 10, 2012


The whole 'by the people, for the people' is such a joke. The US government is everything BUT that. America is a joke.

guest on Sep 10, 2012


yea, right. and the govts of the rest of the world are wonderful? grow up.

beevis on Sep 10, 2012


Completely off-topic and unnecessary, but one which requires a response. America also has this thing called "freedom of choice" which gives U the freedom and choice not to visit this site nor read its articles. It also gives U the right, if living in America, to move the hell out... I for one, being an immigrant who loves America, would be more than happy to walk your ass to the door

Tester on Sep 11, 2012


44 seconds? Jesus just release the fucking teaser trailer. A teaser for a film trailer? lol The fuck?????

mmmmmmmm on Sep 10, 2012


Soon there will be teasers teasing teasers while teasing a teaser!!!

Xerxexx on Sep 10, 2012


god help us if the movie is named "teaser"!

beevis on Sep 10, 2012



DAVIDPD on Sep 13, 2012


Spielberg sucks now! War Horse. Indy 5. AI. I rest my case.

Chris Batty on Sep 10, 2012


Even so, I'll watch Day Lewis in a Uwe Boll film.

rock on Sep 11, 2012


War Horse, just by it's title alone was testicles.

Carpola on Sep 11, 2012


That was a joint effort of suck, Lucas and Spielberg both failed big time.

Xerxexx on Sep 11, 2012


yea - warhorse was the letdown of the year for me.

beevis on Sep 13, 2012


And still to this day we are fighting against the government for freedom!

UKid on Sep 11, 2012


Accent not working for me...Sorry DD Lewis...

Brad White on Sep 11, 2012

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