It's been relatively quiet on the Star Wars movie front, but that may change very soon.
The still-untitled Star Wars: Episode IX is now only ten months away from release, and we know next to nothing about the film. Although fans were hoping that this past Sunday's Super Bowl LIII would bring the release of the film's first teaser, they were ultimately left disappointed. As fans try to deduce when we might see the first footage of Star Wars: Episode IX, actor Anthony Daniels may have given us a ray of hope.
On his personal Twitter account, the C-3PO actor has teased that some news about the film may be imminent. "How strange," Daniels tweeted. "I am receiving images of something amazing coming towards us - travelling over decades through space and time - reaching out to all humans on this planet with its message. What could it be? Should I be afraid? Should you? Stay tuned."
How strange. I am receiving images of something amazing coming towards us - travelling over decades through space and time - reaching out to all humans on this planet with its message. What could it be? Should I be afraid? Should you? Stay tuned.— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) February 4, 2019
While the actor doesn't specific anything, his cryptic tweet sure sounds Star Wars-related. Teasing that "something amazing" is coming "through space and time" could easily be a nod to Star Wars' famous "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." tagline. Daniels knows his audience, and he knows exactly what he's saying. There are no accidents here.
In response, fans have begun to feel excitement as to what we might be getting from the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX. Some believe that the first trailer is finally coming, while others think that we might first get a title announcement. Since Disney and Lucasfilm have a history of releasing full-length trailers during Star Wars Celebration (a fan event held in April), it's possible that we might indeed be getting a title announcement, or perhaps a brief teaser that will lead to the reveal.
Daniels officially wrapped production on J.J. Abrams' Episode IX at the end of last month, "I'll miss everyone but I'm glad to know that we've been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world," the actor tweeted at the time.
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 Dec. 20.