Star Wars: Episode IX Trailer Reportedly Delayed To Q1 2019


We’re at the tail end of what’s proven to be a pretty underwhelming month for Star Wars: Episode IX when you consider the buzz we’ve been hearing for these past few weeks. At the start of December, word was that the first trailer for next year’s trilogy-closer would be dropping by Christmas. But as the 25th drew ever nearer, the fans started adjusting their expectations, and so the predominant rumor became that a behind-the-scenes video was on the way. Sadly, even that prediction turned out to be overly optimistic, but if you’re still hoping that Lucasfilm might surprise us with some footage on New Year’s Eve or Day, a new report from the Express suggests otherwise.

The publication relays word from “major industry sources” that Disney does indeed have a teaser ready to go for J.J. Abrams’ next film, but that the preview’s release has been delayed to some time in the first quarter of 2019. And while this claim remains unverified, it seems like a plausible enough prediction, with the 53rd Super Bowl on February 3rd arguably being the most obvious occasion for a premiere.

The second part of the report is perhaps the section that should be taken with a larger grain of salt, in that it goes as far as to predict the content of the trailer. Specifically, it’s said that after The Last Jedi’s promotion drew some criticism for revealing too much of the movie, Lucasfilm is going to be significantly stingier this time when it comes to footage from the upcoming pic.

This means that when the teaser does drop, it probably won’t give fans a whole lot of information or fuel for their theories, which may or may not be a good thing depending on how strongly you feel that the build-up and the speculation are all a part of the fan experience. Again, this report has yet to be confirmed, but either way, you can expect Star Wars: Episode IX to save all its major reveals for when the film hits theaters on December 20th, 2019.

Source: Express