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The final episode of the Skywalker Saga is almost here, and it's no surprise that fans are a little excited. The movie is just over two months away and people are getting restless because recently John Boyega's own agent dropped an image that indicated that the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer could be arriving as early as tonight.
As one might expect, Star Wars fans have gone slightly bonkers, and they've apparently inundated John Boyega himself looking for confirmation that we could be getting a trailer during tonight's Monday Night Football game. Mr. Boyega would like it to be known that has no idea what's going on with the trailer, and he'd appreciate if everybody would stop asking.
It's possible we could get an official announcement this morning that confirms a trailer hitting television tonight, but one would honestly expect we'd get at least 24 hours notice to build hypre, so we may not see the trailer today after all.
Having said that, the idea of getting a trailer very soon, and on Monday Night Football is very likely something that is going to happen. All of the previous Star Wars movies that have come out in December have seen trailers hit in October, in conjunction with ticket pre-sales going live. That trailer has also aired during Monday Night Football before, a move that makes sense since it's one of the most watched shows of the week, and is broadcast on Disney owned ESPN.
If the trailer doesn't happen tonight, then the odds of it happening next Monday only go up.
It's understandable that people are excited for the potential of a new trailer. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is about as highly anticipated as a movie can be, and with the movie itself two months away, fans want whatever they can get.
Still, hopefully we can all let John Boyega live in peace. Anything that he knows he's certainly not allowed to tell, and whenever the trailer is set to come, finding out doesn't actually make it come any faster.
When that trailer does come, the question, of course, is, what will it actually tell us? The first trailer and the D23 footage that have been released look amazing, but they're light on details. Honestly none of the trailers for the previous Star Wars episodes have revealed much in the way of concrete information about plot or characters, so there's every reason to believe that will continue here. We'll see more of The Rise of Skywalker soon, but we'll almost certainly be waiting until December before we actually understand what any of it means.