Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and began making new Star Wars films beginning with The Force Awakens in 2015, the month of October has become sacred to fans of the franchise. That’s because the House of Mouse usually drops the final trailer for whatever Star Wars movie is coming out that year during a Monday Night Football game on ESPN/ABC and opens online ticket sales across the nation shortly thereafter.
For context, the final trailer forThe Force Awakens’ final trailer dropped on October 20 of 2015, and the one for The Last Jedi’s dropped on October 9 of 2017. And to be clear, we’re talking about full-on trailers, not teasers. With that in mind, anxious Star Wars fans have been impatiently waiting for word on The Rise of Skywalker’s final trailer. That word broke today.
The news come straight from the space horse’s mouth…or to the side of it. Femi Oguns — John Boyega’s (Finn) agent — posted this to his Instagram account the other day:
Seems legit enough.
So we’re getting the final trailer this upcoming Monday, October 14? Well, hold up, because Los Angeles ABC entertainment newsperson George Pennacchio tweeted out that it would be landing on Monday, October 21. That happens to be the birthday of our dearly departed Carrie Fisher (Leia), who appears in the movie.
So odds are the trailer will land on one of the two following Mondays. Ready your credit/debit cards. Tickets are almost here.
In other trailer new, PC Gamer has it that Netflix will release an “official” trailer for The Witcher on October 30 at Lucca Comics & Games Festival in Lucca, Italy. Just like with Star Wars, the teaser released during July’s San Diego Comic-Con was not an official trailer — even though it totally felt like it.
A bunch of cast and crew members will be at the event, including Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), showrunner Lauren Schmidt, and Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the Witcher novels. Cleary, they’re setting up for something big. It’s long past time we heard a release date, if you ask me.