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Watch the Star Wars: Episode IX Panel Live

Stephen Colbert just burst onto the stage at the Star Wars celebration, folks. He’s excited. We’re excited. Are you excited? If you’re reading this then we bet you are!

There’s been a lot of Disney-related news lately. There was the historic acquisition of Fox, and yesterday’s in-depth reveal of their upcoming streaming service, Disney + news yesterday (read our breakdown of the Mouse House’s new streaming service here). The Star Wars Celebration promises to deliver even more news—with the two things everyone is curious about; the title of J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars: Episode IX and a teaser or trailer. One or both might be revealed during the panel, which is happening now.

The details around Episode IX have been kept inside a Sarlacc in deep space. That’s why everyone’s been awaiting this panel.

You can watch the Episode IX panel live below.

Let’s hope we get not only the title, but a peek at the actual film. Or, perhaps, a behind-the-scenes featurette. If we’re being greedy (we’re being greedy), we’d also love some still images.

The chances are decent to very decent that they’ll be keeping as much of Episode IX a secret for as long as possible. Disney’s good at keeping secrets. Co-writer and director J.J. Abrams adores secrets and mystery. Yet we’ll be watching the panel, hoping against hope for a nice, long look at Episode IX.

Star Wars: Episode IX opens December 20th. It’s stars, lest you forgot, are Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, the late, great Carrie Fisher, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Billie Lourd, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie, and Keri Russell, and Joonas Suotamo.

Featured image: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac on the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX.’ Courtesy J.J. Abrams/Walt Disney Studios.

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