While we’re still a couple of months or so away from the release of upcoming Star Wars sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi, speculation is already at a fever pitch as to what we can expect. Will Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) really renounce the way of the Jedi? Will Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Snoke (Andy Serkis) strike back against the Resistance? And what is Finn’s (John Boyega) secret mission inside the First Order?
So far our questions remain unanswered – and with the only trailer for the film released nearly six months ago, many fans are champing at the bit for more footage from Episode VIII.
But now it seems their prayers may soon be answered, as rumour has it that a new trailer for The Last Jedi will be unveiled very soon – specifically October 9th, just two weeks away.
The speculation first started when Mark Hamill was asked by a fan last week about any new teasers coming up, with the actor replying that an upcoming American Football game broadcast could contain the footage they sought.
“Watch Monday Night Football on Monday October 9th – for no reason in particular,” he said, before quickly deleting the tweet and later claiming that he’d made a joke that had been misinterpreted by fans. Hmmm…
And now online site Star Wars News Net claim to have found secondary confirmation of the trailer’s arrival, encouraging fans everywhere to get ready for the big day.
Now, a few caveats – none of this is close to an official announcement, and it could be that anyone watching NFL on October 9th (or obsessively refreshing YouTube around the rest of the world) will come away disappointed.
However, given the months since the last trailer and our current proximity to The Last Jedi’s December release date, around now would seem to be the right time for such a trailer to emerge, and Hamill’s denials are unconvincing enough to (ironically) convince us of the reports’ authenticity.
So feel free to set your alarms and wait – though if you’re in the UK, you might be up into the wee hours of the morning on October 10th to watch the trailer, as the game doesn’t begin until 1.30am British Summer Time the following morning (due to our six-hour time difference with Chicago).
Still, we’ve been waiting this long. What’s a few hours more?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in UK cinemas on the 14th December