San Diego Comic-Con is usually provides a trove of Star Wars information. That was true even in 2018, with no moving forthcoming for a Christmas release. Remember, Dave Filoni dropped SDCC’s big Star Wars bombshell by announcing the return of The Clone Wars. This year the event promises to be huge, with The Manadalorian debuting in November, for starters. The likelihood, however, is that we will get the full Rise of Skywalker trailer in Sunny San Diego in July.
Fans had speculated for months about when we were going to get the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX. The most logical answer also turned out to be the most probable. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Episode IX Director J.J. Abram showed the teaser at Star Wars Celebration. It stands to reason SDCC will be the platform for the full Rise of Skywalker trailer.
Full Rise of Skywalker Trailer to Debut at SDCC?
MakingStarWars.net has become a reliable source for inside Star Wars information over the years. According to the site’s “well-respected source…with an excellent track record for accuracy” SDCC will host another Star Wars: Episode IX Panel. And let’s be honest: the final film of the Skywalker Saga is too big a spectacle for Lucasfilm to handle at other than a spectacle-type event. SDCC is the perfect time for the full Rise of Skywalker trailer to premier. Showing the trailer there is also perfectly in step with the studio’s handling of the film thus far.
The teaser trailer for The Rise of Skywalker enthralled fans at Celebration, and raised many questions. At least one of those questions was answered emphatically: Emperor Palpatine will return to the saga in some capacity. The teaser, conversely, raised more questions that it answered. Will the full Rise of Skywalker trailer provide more insight? Perhaps instead it will at least give us an inkling as to what role R2-D2 will play in the film. Further, we haven’t seen the likes of Star Wars newcomers Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, or Matt Smith in anything official, either.
I’d say it’s a safe bet that we’ll get the full Rise of Skywalker trailer at SDCC, July 18-21. The hard part will be waiting that long again to see it.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters December 20.