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‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer Debuts During Monday Night Football

Tickets for the highly anticipated 'Star Wars' movie go on sale immediately after the trailer airs.

Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lucasfilm announced that the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will debut Oct. 9 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, during halftime of the National Football League game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears in Chicago.

The game starts at 5:15 p.m. PDT/8:15 p.m. EDT. 

Following the trailer launch, tickets to the highly anticipated cinematic event will be on sale everywhere movie tickets are sold.   

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 15.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.  

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.   

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Source: Lucasfilm

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