We finally have a firm kickoff date for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which will debut on ESPN during Monday Night Football, October 19. The game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles starts around 8PM-ish Eastern time.
Lucasfilm also dished up the movie’s epic poster, created by longtime Star Wars illustrator Drew Struzan. The actors/characters featured include Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), and John Boyega (Finn), as well as Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher reprising their roles as Han Solo and Princess Leia. And, hello, little BB-8. It looks like the typical Star Wars design, bursting forth with lots of color. We’re holding out for the trailer before we make any assumptions about plot details the one-sheet may or may not be giving away.
Don’t forget, there’s a Star Wars marathon leading up to The Force Awakens, previously announced by Fandango. Theaters will screen the seven movies in order on December 17. The marathon will begin at 4AM and conclude with The Force Awakens at 7pm. Tickets will cost you $50.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 18, 2015