Hope extinguished... for now, at least.
Next Sunday, millions of people will tune in to watch Super Bowl LIII, where the New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams. However, a football match isn't all that viewers are hoping to see. The Super Bowl has become one of the must-see events for fans hoping to catch new trailers for the year's biggest upcoming films.
Recently, there have been rumors circulating that Disney was looking to debut a first look at the highly-anticipated and super-secretive Star Wars: Episode IX during the big game, bringing hope to Star Wars fans everywhere. This rumor was also sparked thanks to the notion that while Star Wars trailers weren't known to drop during the Super Bowl, the trend was broken last year when a TV spot for the Ron Howard-directed Solo: A Star Wars Story was released during Super Bowl LII.
However, it turns out that the rumors about J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode IX are more than likely false.
A new report by Deadline claims that the first trailer for the untitled Star Wars: Episode IX will not debut during Sunday's football game. According to Deadline, the first trailer for the next big Star Wars film will be an event in and of itself, one that doesn't need the benefit of the Super Bowl's massive audience.
There is simply no telling when Disney will debut the first trailer for the December-bound film. With the Super Bowl now off the list of candidates, another likely place where the teaser might arrive will be during this year's Star Wars Celebration, unfolding this year from April 11 to 15 in Chicago.
While there will be no first look at Episode IX during the big game, fans can at least look forward to some other big trailers. While there is no official confirmation, Deadline believes that viewers will get new footage from such movies as Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Toy Story 4.
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.