In just under 24 hours fans will finally have their first glimpse of the final film in the triple trilogy. The Skywalker Saga is coming home in December, but Disney and Lucasfilm have held back all footage and information until now. Tomorrow morning at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, the Episode IX presentation will take place on the huge Celebration Stage in the Wintrust Arena. Time zones in the US make it confusing for British fans to work out the corresponding hour in the UK but we’ve done the hard work and figured it out.
Star Wars Celebration 2019 takes place in the Windy City from April 11-15.
The Episode IX hour-long panel will kick off on Friday, April 12 at 11 am local time. Eastern Standard Time and Pacific Standard Time are the best-known American coastal time zones which divide the US with a three-hour gap. However, Central and Mountain Time lie in between.
Chicago actually falls under Central Time, which has a six-hour difference with the UK, meaning the Star Wars panel kicks off at 5 pm in the UK.
11 am in Chicago is 10 am Pacific, noon Mountain Time and 1 pm Eastern.
So far, no details have been released of which Star Wars actors will appear on stage.
Previous panels at Star Wars Celebration has typically included all the lead stars, so fans should expect Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver and Domnhall Gleeson.
The event will probably also show off new additions, from the returning Billy Dee Williams to Naomi Ackie, Dominic Monaghan and Kerri Russell.
There is also huge speculation over whether Hayden Christensen will appear, for two massive reasons.
Firstly, there are persistent rumours he will cameo as Anakin/Darth Vader in the final Skywalker film.
Second, the star is confirmed for the photo and autograph signing slots on Saturday and Sunday.
Star Wars Celebration Chicago April 11-15. Visit StarWarsCelebration.com for tickets and more info