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It's all but confirmed that we can expect a NEW trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday 19th October; likely with a TV premier at 8:30pm during Monday Night Football on ESPN in the US. We're expecting a near-simultaneous release on the internet via official Star Wars channels.

It'll be preceded by a new poster that will unveil the film's official logo and title (will it be officially Episode VII or not) and will mark the start of ticket sales for the film in the US.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in the UK on 16th December, one day ahead of the US opening. It is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Max von Sydow.

Source: SlashFilm

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Last updated: 06/08/2018 15:47:34

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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