Big ‘Star Wars’ Announcement Teased for 40th Anniversary
Star Wars Celebration is set to kick off in just a few days, and with the 40th anniversary of the iconic franchise on the horizon, fans are expecting this year’s festivities to be extra special — but it looks like we won’t have to wait until later this week for major news from a galaxy far, far away. Good Morning America is teasing a big Star Wars announcement for tomorrow’s episode, but what could it possibly be? The first teaser for The Last Jedi? A revelation about one of your favorite characters?
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning to find out, but the official Good Morning America Twitter account has us on pins and needles:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 10, 2017
Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill will appear on Good Morning America to deliver an announcement “40 years in the making” — that phrasing is certainly intriguing, and conjures up all sorts of ideas. The most obvious assumption is a sneak peek at The Last Jedi, or the reveal of some significant new plot information regarding Luke and Rey.
But then there’s the line, “You’ll wanna be a part of this FORCE,” with the emphasis on “force,” which leads me to suspect that, in addition to whatever is actually revealed, Ridley and Hamill may also unveil a new Force for Change promotion that ties into the release of The Last Jedi. Force for Change, for those unaware, is Lucasfilm and Disney’s official Star Wars-themed charity, which spreads awareness and raises funds for global issues. That’s my guess.
Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to see what these two are up to — we’ll just have to get up bright and early to do so.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is directed by Rian Johnson and hits theaters on December 15, 2017.