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Mark Hamill has had it up to Hoth with Star Wars fans asking him about the Star Wars: Episode IX trailer. So, in typical cheeky fashion, the Luke Skywalker star gave fans what they were asking for -- just not exactly what they wanted:
Well, yeah. That is a trailer. And apparently it was on the Star Wars set when they were filming. So, technically, yes, Mark Hamill shared a Star Wars: Episode IX trailer on Twitter. It's just not the Star Wars: Episode IX trailer fans are eager to see. [UPDATE: Later on March 16, Hamill replied to a fan to say the trailer in the photo was really from Episode VIII. So the nerf herder didn't even really give us an authentic Episode IX trailer. The scandal of it all!]
It may not have been the droid fans were looking for, but it was kind of a boss Jedi move to respond to trailer demands with that post. Approve, Yoda would.
But now we have to talk about Master Hamster. Why hasn't he changed his social media profile to Master Hamster yet? And when is someone going to take this idea and give us a mashup Star Wars trailer starring hamsters? [Does quick Internet search and discovers this.] If you go back and rewatch the Star Wars movies, your mind should now automatically add "Hamster" after every "Master" reference.
In all seriousness, though, Master Hamster is right to tell his Padawans to exercise patience. It's possible a Star Wars: Episode IX trailer will come in April via Star Wars Celebration 2019. If not, the trailer may be tied to Avengers: Endgame's release in theaters. If not, the trailer will just have to arrive at some point before the movie opens on December 20. That's it. Those are the options.
Star Wars: Episode IX has finished filming at this point, as the culmination of the Skywalker Saga. The movie has an actual title, which may be announced at the same time as the first trailer. In the meantime, Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) has been doling out little teases during promotion for his new Netflix movie Triple Frontier.
Mark Hamill has also been entertaining Padawans in interviews and on social media, beyond posting goofy trailer jokes. He's opened up about his feelings on favorite past Star Wars scenes, discussed his recurring fight with Carrie Fisher, and shared his disappointment that Luke, Leia, and Han never got to have a full reunion in the new trilogy.
An obsession with trailers is not new to fans, or exclusive to Star Wars movies, but Episode IX is the end of the Saga and it has been shrouded in secrecy so far. It's understandable that fans are curious to see what footage Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams is willing to show them in his return to the director's chair. For now, we just have Mark Hamill's trailer. As we wait for more, keep up with the upcoming releases with our 2019 movie date schedule.