ABC Confirms a Christmas Sneak Peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is getting a preview at Disney’s annual Christmas parade on ABC, seemingly solving a mystery that a few people in the Star Wars fan community have heard about.
Recently, ABC confirmed that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge would have a presence in their big Christmas extravaganza that doubles as a preview for a lot of Disney’s content hitting in 2019. You can see this in a promotional TV spot revealing this information below:
Don't miss the magical Christmas tradition you love, plus a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, coming in 2019 to @Disneyland and @WaltDisneyWorld. The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, 12/25 on ABC! pic.twitter.com/PvsZTdLvD3
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) December 19, 2018
Making Star Wars recently posted hearing about a segment filmed at Disney World teasing a preview of a galaxy far, far away. At the time, some fans speculated this might have to do with rumors that a teaser for Star Wars Episode IX may be coming, which have been circulating for weeks now. There was a distinct possibility that the segment would have to do with the theme park over a movie. It looks like that will end up being the case.
While this doesn’t put an end to speculation that we could get a Star Wars: Episode IX preview of some kind before year’s end – it does dash fans hopes a bit. We’ve chosen to remain mildly skeptical about the rumors, even though we’re still hopeful that something might still happen; historically the chances of actual footage from the film are pretty low, but the door may still be open for some kind of behind-the-scenes look at the making of the closing chapter in the Skywalker saga.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at Disneyland in summer 2019 and Disney World in fall 2019. Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in the United States on December 20, 2019.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.