Star Wars: Episode IX's Elusive First Trailer May Arrive in April

J.J. Abrams Star Wars-Episode IX

After months of speculation, a new report indicates the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX will debut this 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.

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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.

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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.

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