Disney confirmed that the final “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” trailer will air on ESPN during the Monday Night Football game, and that tickets will go on sale the same day. Fandango also confirmed that tickets will go on sale on October 21st, so set a reminder if you want to see the movie on opening day.
“It’s the end of an era, and fans cannot wait to see the epic conclusion to the Skywalker saga that began more than four decades ago,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is truly among the biggest and most anticipated films ever, and we are beyond excited to see how this momentous chapter in ‘Star Wars’ storytelling nears its end.”
The cast for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” includes Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’ o, Domhnall Gleeson, Billie Lourd, and Kelly Marie Tran. The new film will add Keri Russell and Billy Dee Williams to the story as well. The odds are good that Mark Hamill will appear somewhere in the movie, and the project used earlier works of the late Carrie Fisher to close her role in the story.
J.J Abrams directed the new Star Wars installment, working off a script that he co-wrote with Chris Terrio. This movie is expected to be the end of the Skywalker saga and closes the chapter on the characters from the original trilogy. After “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Disney stated that the Star Wars franchise will go on hiatus, but a new trilogy, with all-new heroes, is already in the works. Star Wars fans have the live-action “The Mandalorian” to watch on Disney+ when it launches later this year and a new season of the animated-series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Disney is also working on an untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk for the Star Wars Universe on Disney+. That’s not all, Disney also confirmed that Ewan McGregor is returning for a Kenobi series on the platform.
The December box office is already dominated by Star Wars releases, and the three highest-grossing openings in December are all from the franchise. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” had the highest December opening of all time, and the film made $247M on its debut weekend in 2015 before going on to make over $2B for the studio. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” had the second-highest opening for a December release, and brought in $220M domestically before going on to make over $1.3B in 2017. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” landed in third-place overall on the chart, making $155M on its opening weekend in 2016 before ending its theatrical run with $1.05B worldwide for the studio.
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