The wait is almost over: The first full trailer for “Star War: Episode IX” arrives Friday via a first-look screening at the 2019 Star Wars Celebration, a sprawling fan event taking place though April 15 in Chicago.
A special panel discussion — streaming live from noon to 1 p.m. ET — will reveal the official title and new imagery for the first time.
“The fun starts on Friday [when] director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy take the stage along with surprise guests to talk about the final film in the Skywalker saga,” says Anthony Carboni, co-host of Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars Show.”
Aside from cast and major credits, almost nothing has been leaked about the ninth installment, so fan anticipation is running hot. Late last month, an allegedly fake “Episode IX” poster went viral, spurring Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill to debunk it as a piece of the art from a “passionate fan.”
Late last month, an allegedly fake “Episode IX” poster leaked, which Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill claimed to be a sham — probably a piece of the art from a “passionate fan.”
Also on tap at the Star Wars Celebration: Sunday at 11 a.m., “Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni and will take the livestream stage to talk about ‘The Mandalorian,’ the upcoming live action series coming to Disney+,” says “Star Wars Show” co-host Andi Gutierrez.
One thing is always sure with Star Wars reveals: they usually raise more questions than answers. We’ll have to wait a while for those: “Star Wars: Episode IX” is set to come out nationwide December 20.
By Hannah Sparks