The first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX will reportedly debut in April.
An online report from StarWarsNewsNet.com claims that the first look trailer is expected to premiere as part of this year’s Star Wars Celebration, which is being held in Chicago from April 11-15, with the Episode IX panel live-streamed simultaneously on the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Outside of the event, the trailer is slated to be attached to Avengers: Endgame when the fellow Disney film has its wide theatrical release on April 26.
Granted, the report states that there’s always a chance that Disney could change their plans in some way, so fans will just have to wait and see if this ends up being the case.
While plot details have been pretty scarce around Episode IX, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot riding on the film. The installment is expected to be the final chapter of the “Skywalker Saga”, something that has brought a unique amount of pressure behind the scenes.
Principal photography on the upcoming sequel officially wrapped this past week, after beginning in London this past August.
For months, fans speculated that LucasFilm would release the first trailer around Christmas, mirroring the marketing strategy behind J.J. Abrams’ previous Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. After a trailer failed to materialize, fans hoped it may have debuted during the Super Bowl but this also proved not to be the case.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on December 20.