“Star Wars” fans will finally have new footage to watch: The official Twitter account for the next film in the series revealed that a new trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” will make its debut during “Monday Night Football” on ESPN Monday, Oct. 19 . After fans have waited 10 years for a new flick, waiting just another day for the trailer will be easy for them. To hold them over until then, however, Lucasfilm released a new poster for the sci-fi movie.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 18, 2015
While a specific time for the trailer’s debut was not given, ESPN revealed that fans anxiously awaiting the “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” trailer will have to wait only until halftime for the clip. The football game, pitting the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Eagles, will kick off at 8:15 p.m. EDT.
The trailer’s release date confirms speculation that the video would coincide with the beginning of ticket presales. The official “Star Wars” website confirmed that tickets for “The Force Awakens” will go on sale Monday. In addition, it was announced that some theaters will present all six previous films in marathons before the premiere of the new movie. Other theaters will offer exclusive merchandise on select days. Check out all the details here.
The producers of the film, whose action takes place several years after “Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi,” have previously released three teasers, but none have really explored its plot. Fans are hoping that the new coming attraction finally reveals some spoilers. Until then, they’ll have to analyze the poster for new details. The artwork shows new characters at the top, including Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega). However, the middle of it is filled with characters fans will instantly recognize, such as Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).
Tune in to “Monday Night Football” on ESPN to see the trailer. “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” will land in theaters Dec. 18.