Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion back in 2012, the studio has taken full advantage of the partnership by using programs such as ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” as vessels to inject a healthy dose of the Force into the homes of mainstream audiences. This appears to be the case yet again, as “GMA” has taken to social media to tease “an announcement you won’t want to miss” on April 11, in honor of “Star Wars'” 40th anniversary.
Earlier today, a 14-second clip was released on “GMA’s” official Twitter page, promising fans “the Star Wars announcement 40 years in the making.” The hosts of “GMA” won’t revealing the news alone, though, as they’ll be joined by “Star Wars” mainstay Mark Hamill and franchise newcomer Daisy Ridley, adding to the speculation as to what in the galaxy far, far away this big announcement just might be.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 10, 2017
One possibility is that the announcement may be related to a mysterious new trademark filed by Disney and Lucasfilm for the title “Star Wars: Rivals.” It’s also possible the announcement could be related to recent talks about bringing a live-action “Star Wars” television series to ABC, though this option seems far less likely considering ABC President Channing Dungey said in January that any such show would be “far into the future.”
All we can really do at this point in time is speculate, but whatever the announcement is, it’s sure to be huge, as it will ultimately set the tone for this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, where fans hope to see the first teaser trailer for “The Last Jedi,” which hits theaters December 15. In the meantime, be sure to tune in to “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. ET on ABC to see what’s in store for the future of “Star Wars.”