Disney will not buy air time for Star Wars: Episode IX during Sunday's Super Bowl LIII, THR Learned.
The studio debuted the first Solo: A Star Wars Story during the big game last year that emerged as the second most talked about trailer – second only to Disney itself Avengers: Infinite War.
Like the conclusion of the long saga of Skywalker that began with the original blockbuster of George Lucas in 1977, Episode IX can create their own buzz, revealing a title or first footage outside the Super Bowl, relinquishing the need for an expensive venue – especially for a December release.
According THR, Disney did not confirm reports that the studio had purchased an "undisclosed" number of ads, which could bring new insights to the studio's prolific 2019 plate, including Captain Marvel (March 8th), Dumbo (March 29th) Aladdin (May 24th), Avengers: End of the Game (April 26) Toy Story 4 (June 21) and The Lion King (July, 19).
Disney could hold the first Episode IX teaser to debut with any of its March releases. Alternatively, the studio could make a big breakthrough during the month of April. Star Wars Celebration of Chicago.
It was at Celebration in April 2017, where Lucasfilm presented the first official teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
J.J. Abrams, who revived the franchise with 2015 Star Wars The Awakening Forcereturns as writer-director.
"I learned a lot from this movie and I saw that it was a chance to realize something we did not get – and part of that was simply the beginning of these new characters and their story," Abrams said. last year of his decision to return and complete the story he put into action for the first time.
"The opportunity to take what we have learned, to have a sense of who these characters are and what they are and to give them a final chapter that took place in the spirit of what we started? It was a delightful opportunity to pass up.
Abrams was forced to navigate the death of General Lee's actress Carrie Fisher, who will appear in IX by means of unused Power Awakening scenes. Fisher's Read is the mother of the central villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and must play an important role in the end.
"We desperately love Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without it eluded us, "Abrams said in a statement released in July.
"We will never reshape or use a CG character. With the support and blessing of her daughter, Billie, we found a way to honor the legacy and the role of Carrie as Leia in Episode IX using unpublished images that we shot together in Episode VII.
Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams are ready to return Episode IX starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. The film starts on December 20th.