It’s official: New Rise of Skywalker trailer coming Monday

The “final” trailer for The Rise of Skywalker is coming on the next Monday Night Football, Lucasfilm has announced via Twitter. We also get a brief shot of Rey, Chewbacca, Finn and Poe in the Millennium Falcon:

Hoping for a non-square version of this shot before the actual trailer…

In the meantime, Lucasfilm PR’s Chris Argyropoulos comes through with the details. The trailer will drop at halftime, and tickets will go on sale immediately after the launch:

And the UK folks come through with a full screen version of the video clip:

And here’s another version, although it uses footage we’ve already seen:

The Rise of Skywalker showtimes are starting to appear

The Rise of Skywalker (D23 sizzle)

You can’t actually buy tickets yet, but some The Rise of Skywalker showings are appearing on Fandango. Interestingly, I’m seeing 6:00pm as the first showings on December 19, when in the past the so-called “midnight” screenings started at 7:00pm, so consider that in your planning.


There’s a tiny bit of Star Wars in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, and in addition to the new Zorii Bliss photo, we also have Daisy Ridley on “this whole Reylo thing,” and J.J. Abrams with the stuff he always says.


They’re attempting to win China over to Star Wars again, this time with… Books? A popular Chinese internet novelist will write a new story, and 40 existing novels will be translated and available for free on the digital reading platform of the country’s biggest publisher, Tencent. This is, as io9 points out, some real interesting timing.


Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has been named an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions in bringing film projects to the U.K. All the Star Wars films under her tenure have been primarily filmed in the country.

Aces get the focus in Resistance’s ‘Live Fire’

Yeager and Kaz get promotions in Sunday’s new episode of Star Wars Resistance, ‘Live Fire,’ while Tam gets even deeper into the First Order.

Kaz officially joins the Aces, as does Yeager – who trains them to become better combat pilots. Meanwhile, Tam learns what it’s like to be a First Order pilot.

See more stills and a clip under the cut.

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Everything Star Wars that will launch on Disney+

ROTJ: Luke, Vader, Palpatine

Disney+ began the morning with a giant thread of the movies and shows that will be on the service when it launches next month, but we don’t need to scroll through all that: StarWars.com has the Star Wars lineup, and a roundup of the things that’ll appear later.

Most of the Star Wars stuff you’ve already seen will be there on November 12 – plus at least one episode of The Mandalorian – but The Last Jedi, Solo and even The Rise of Skywalker will be coming within the “first year.” The new episodes of The Clone Wars will be coming in February (have we heard before that it’ll be 12 episodes?), but all the old episodes will be there, plus the complete run of Rebels and the first season of Resistance.

New shows on the service are expected to release episodes on a weekly basis.

The Last Jedi and Solo are currently on Netflix, under Disney’s old agreement with the veteran streaming service.

Star Wars out this week: Allegiance #2

Two new comics and a reprint trade are out this Wednesday, October 16. Allegiance #2 introduces us to Ackbar’s son as the Resistance heads to Mon Calamari (preview), while Return to Vader’s Castle #2 focuses on Asajj Ventress (preview). And the TIE Fighter miniseries, which connects to the Alphabet Squadron novel that came out a few months ago, is now in trade.

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Sunday watch: Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Star Wars rant

Less than three and a half minutes, and worth the time.

(Yes, there is swearing, but as always, allow me the illusion that we’re all adults here.)

Prinze, of course, voiced Kanan Jarrus on Rebels.