The trailer will debut during Monday Night Football halftime, on Carrie Fisher's birthday.
Get ready, Star Wars fans.Disney/Lucasfilm
Star Wars fans are still waiting for the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but online tickets are already on sale. Tickets went on sale Monday night just as the Monday Night Football game was getting underway, and the trailer is expected at halftime.
Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed the much-rumored news about the trailer on Saturday.
"The final trailer. Tune in to Monday Night Football on ESPN to watch it live," the official Star Wars Twitter account announced.
A seconds-long video clip shows Rey, Chewie, Finn and Poe, the new generation of Star Wars stars.
It just so happens that Oct. 21 would've been Star Wars star Carrie Fisher's 63rd birthday. Fisher died suddenly in 2016 at age 60, but her character, Princess Leia, will appear in the movie via the use of previously unseen footage.
Monday night's game between the 6-0 New England Patriots and the 1-4 New York Jets is kind of an Empire-Rebels matchup all its own.
"It's the end of an era, and fans cannot wait to see the epic conclusion to the Skywalker saga that began more than four decades ago," Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis said in a statement. "'The Rise of Skywalker' is truly among the biggest and most anticipated films ever, and we are beyond excited to see how this momentous chapter in 'Star Wars' storytelling nears its end."
There were rumors last week that the trailer would debut during the Oct. 14 Monday Night Football game instead. Femi Oguns, who represents actor John Boyega, who plays Finn,
that the trailer was coming "Monday." He later apologized for getting it wrong.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens Dec. 20 worldwide.
Originally published Oct. 19.
Update, Oct. 21: Adds online tickets are now on sale.