While we didn’t get an official trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX at D23, we have a pretty good idea of when we can finally expect one to drop.
While many Star Wars fans were hoping for a The Rise of Skywalker trailer this weekend, all we got was some “top secret” footage.
A sizzle reel, which Lucasfilm will officially release online on Monday, August 26, was shown during the Walt Disney Studios panel at D23 on Saturday, but no trailer for this or any upcoming film was shown or released online.
Of course we have more questions than ever before when attendees revealed the details.
What do we want? A full-length trailer! When do we want it? Sometime before December 20 would be great!
It seems like it’s been a long time since a teaser for the film first came out during Star Wars Celebration Chicago back in April. In comparison, it shouldn’t be much longer until we have a whole trailer to dissect, misinterpret, and obsess over for two more months.
In 2017, the first full-length trailer for The Last Jedi didn’t premiere at D23, Comic-Con, or any other major convention. It premiered during Monday Night Football in October, a little over two months before the film was released.
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It’s very likely the same pattern will follow for The Rise of Skywalker. We’ll get a full trailer in early October, tickets will officially go on sale later that month, and we’ll all not-so-patiently wait to be emotionally destroyed, whatever that might look like for each of us personally, in December.
Is it wrong to make us wait so long for a full trailer? Probably not. It has seemed pretty quiet in terms of Star Wars news lately, but that has given all of us plenty of time to analyze, speculate, and dream.
Hype comes in waves. We’re getting bite-size pieces of an entire feast. The longer we wait, the more we’re going to hungrily devour the feast — whether the food tastes exactly how we expected it to or not.
Also keep in mind that putting together a trailer for any film is its own art form. They’re apparently still working on it. A full-length trailer is important for any movie, but this is the conclusion of the Skywalker saga. They’re under intense pressure to make sure everything that goes into promoting The Rise of Skywalker is as close to flawless as they can make it.
I would personally rather see an epic masterpiece of a trailer I’ve been waiting six months for than a hastily thrown together mess of a something barely resembling a trailer that I didn’t have to wait at all for. But to each their own.
A trailer is coming. Until then, we’ll have to rely on the teaser and sizzle reel to fuel our excitement.
There are a little over 100 days left to go. We’re almost there. We’re going to make it.
Do you think Lucasfilm is doing a bad job of promoting The Rise of Skywalker? What do you hope to see in the first full-length trailer?