It’s official, the final trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is set to go online on Monday night along with the kick-off of ticket pre-sales.
Both the trailer will be released and ticket sales will commence following the halftime of ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.
The game starts at 8:15PM ET so expect the trailer online shortly after 9pm US-ET and 6pm US-PT on Monday 21st, overseas it’ll arrive Tuesday 2am UK-GMT and Noon Australian EST.
The news comes as the film’s director J.J. Abrams has given a new interview to EW regarding the film and wants to make it clear that despite his track record for not liking (or doing well with) endings, they’re not fussing around here and are determined to deliver a satisfying ending:
“This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying in terms of actually answering (as many) questions as possible. So if years from now, someone’s watching these movies, all nine of them, they’re watching a story that is as cohesive as possible.
While there were many things that were planned for and discussed – George Lucas himself said when he created this he saw it as three, three-act plays – that doesn’t mean there isn’t discovery, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that come up that make you realize, ‘Oh, here’s an opportunity.
It also doesn’t mean that there’s a list of payoffs that we have to do because of setups. But we also were very much aware this is the end of the trilogy and it needs to satisfy. We went into this thing knowing it has to be an ending. We’re not screwing around.”
The film has been reported at just over two-and-a-half hours long. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opens everywhere on December 20th.
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