DEBUNKED: Good Morning America Tweet Teases Star Wars Content Tomorrow?

Good Morning America tweeted out a bit of an FYI for Star Wars fans to tune in to their program tomorrow, Tuesday 8/15 for some sort of Star Wars related news. Let the speculation begin!



First the tweet itself:




GMA has been all over the map when it comes to Star Wars news/features. Just this past April they teased a “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT”, advertising it with Luke Skywalker, and while it was a big announcement as it was to promote the excellent charity “Force for Change”, some fans took it as misleading as they anticipated new content for the upcoming Star Wars films. Here was the promo photo for that announcement that wound up being for “Force for Change” (you can see why some fans were expecting movie news):



For The Force Awakens, GMA did a sit down with JJ Abrams, with no new content released. However GMA was the show that debuted a trailer for Rogue One last year, which was preceded by an announcement of that trailer the day before. This has us wondering…


Could tomorrow’s GMA announce that a new The Last Jedi trailer will debut Wednesday or Thursday of this week? Or perhaps it’s another sit down, this time with Rian Johnson or some of the cast? We will find out tomorrow morning!


Be sure to keep it right here at SWNN, as you know we’ll be glued to this and covering it for you as fast as we can!






Well as I said we’d stay glued to the situation, according to Jeff D Lowe, GMA’s social media person, it was simply fun with gifs and nothing more, and we doubt he’d lie about that.




So it appears there is nothing to see here at GMA tomorrow. We are as bummed as you are!



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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

John Hoey

John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

15 thoughts on “DEBUNKED: Good Morning America Tweet Teases Star Wars Content Tomorrow?

  • August 14, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Teaser #2. Must be.

  • August 14, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I’m guessing Force for Change announcement with Rian Johnson giving away tickets to the premiere.

    • August 14, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Maybe. Maybe they’re toying with us to give a surprise later.

    • August 15, 2017 at 9:57 am

      More like Force For me to Change the frickin channel…..LOL

  • August 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Why must you toy with our hearts GMA? Star Wars gifs are fun and all – but when you are the program that premieres all the trailers, you have to know that doing so runs the risk of setting the internet ablaze. 🙂

    • August 14, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      No… No I don’t think it does. Anytime GMA does something Star Wars like that they specifically tell people to tune in for something. If people were excited and subsequently let down, it’s their own fault for misinterpreting the post.

      • August 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm

        I completely agree, actually. I have the same opinion on clickbait in any of its forms; if you’re expecting something in a title or thumbnail to be expanded upon in full, you’re going to be let down. Especially if it’s all flashy and exaggerated. That’s on you for not tempering your expectations, not on the source for advertising to you.

        • August 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm

          I made my comment in jest. Insinuating that Star Wars fans jump on the least little thing and hold on for dear life. 🙂 I expect we won’t see the trailer until October, when the tickets will probably go on sale. And the announcement will most likely be obvious and specific.

  • August 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Don’t tease me bro!

  • August 14, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Not going to be burned again by GMA after that last “Big Announcement.” It’s a shitty morning show that talks about insufferable crap like Dancing with the Stars and what the Kardashians are up to. No amount SW info could get me to get up at 7 AM and sit through that crap again.

  • August 14, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    There is no way I’ll ever force myself to sit through that crap again.
    That last time in April was more than enough for a lifetime.

    • August 15, 2017 at 2:49 am

      Tweeting before thinking seems to be the recurring theme for 2017.

      • August 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

        As it was for 2016, 2015, 2014…

  • August 15, 2017 at 1:00 am

    I remember the last time they did this. No really… it was the LAST TIME. Never again. I don’t care if they confirm it’s the new trailer down the road. I’m just waiting for the internet one.

    Bitter much? Yes. Yes I am!

  • August 15, 2017 at 4:25 am

    The boy who cried wolf

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