According to Screen Rant, AMC and Regal Cinemas have started preparing their systems for ticket purchases. Although that hasn’t been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, it would certainly make sense if we do, in fact, get the trailer during the Oct. 9 edition of Monday Night Football, as teased in a since-deleted tweet from Mark Hamill.
This wouldn’t be the first time a Star Wars trailer debuted during Monday Night Football: A trailer for The Force Awakens aired in 2015 during a game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. Tickets went on sale immediately afterward, resulting in AMC selling out 1,000 screenings nationwide in the next 12 hours. Likewise, movie ticketing website Fandango reported a 700 percent surge in its typical peak traffic levels, and 95 percent of the tickets sold on MovieTickets.com in the 24 hours following the release of the trailer were for The Force Awakens. That caused several movie ticketing sites to experience delays and outages, so fans looking to score tickets for The Last Jedi should plan accordingly.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Benicio del Toro as “DJ” and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. The film arrives Dec. 15.
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