In what’s turning into an annual vacation of types for Star Wars followers, Pressure Friday is likely one of the most anticipated dates of the yr, when Disney and LucasFilm unveil the primary wave of merchandise, novels and different gadgets for the brand new Star Wars film. The Pressure Friday occasions for each 2015’s Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens (September four, 2015) and final yr’s spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (September 30, 2016), passed off within the fall giving followers just a few months to take pleasure in these things earlier than every of the respective films arrived in December. With Star Wars: The Final Jedi‘s launch taking place on December 15, evidently Pressure Friday will occur in September as soon as once more, if a brand new report is to be believed.
Jedi Bibliothek‘s sources reveal that this yr’s Pressure Friday will occur on Friday, September 1, 2017. Whereas LucasFilm has but to verify this date, the location stories Del Rey novel and a number of other youngsters’s books are actually slated for launch on that date. These books will seemingly simply signify the tip of the iceberg, with a slew of toys and different gadgets that shall be launched on this date. Whereas it would seemingly be fairly a while earlier than we discover out what merchandise shall be accessible for buy throughout this yr’s Pressure Friday festivities, there’s one product we find out about which may be concerned.
Final month, a rumor surfaced that LEGO shall be unveiling a brand new First Order TIE Bombers set throughout Pressure Friday, which is rumored to incorporate the brand new TIE Fighter that the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) reportedly makes use of on this sequel. The TIE Fighter is reportedly fairly comparable in design to the ship that Kylo’s great-grandfather Darth Vader makes use of within the authentic trilogy. We discovered in Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens that Kylo basically worships Darth Vader, with one scene from The Pressure Awakens that includes Kylo basically talking to Darth Vader’s burnt masks, confidently stating that he’ll end what Darth Vader began. With that being stated, it would not be shocking if Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter bears a number of similarities with Darth Vader’s iconic ship.
Whereas LucasFilm lastly unveiled The Final Jedi title just some weeks in the past, it appears we might have to attend a bit longer for the primary footage, which will not even be a full trailer. A report from final week claimed that Disney is holding off on releasing the sneak peek till the Star Wars Celebration festivities, which occur April 15 via April 17 in Orlando, Florida. This can reportedly be a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel which can signify the primary footage seen from the film. The supply claimed that there will not be a teaser or another footage launched earlier than this reel debuts in April. There had beforehand been stories that the primary teaser would debut within the first quarter of 2017, with some speculating that the teaser could also be hooked up to theatrical prints of Disney’s Magnificence and the Beast, which hits theaters on March 17, however that was by no means confirmed.
Since Disney appears content material to debut their Pressure Friday occasion in September, to get followers prepared for the brand new film in December, it is attainable that Pressure Friday might have a hand in transferring Han Solo: A Star Wars Story from Might 2018 to December 2018. A report surfaced final month that the studio is contemplating a transfer from Might 25, 2018, which marks the 41st anniversary of A New Hope’s theatrical launch, to December 13, 2018. That report was by no means confirmed, and it is not clear if the Pressure Friday occasion would have something to do with the launch date shift or not. Hopefully we’ll get affirmation quickly on when the Pressure Friday occasion for Star Wars: The Final Jedi will happen.