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Rumors swirling about new ‘Force’ trailer

Rumors swirling new trailer for “The Force Awakens” will air during “Monday Night Football.”
Rumors swirling new trailer for “The Force Awakens” will air during “Monday Night Football.” AP

Multiple Web sites are reporting that rumors are circulating that a new trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens” will debut during the Monday, Oct. 19, NFL broadcast on ESPN.

The “Monday Night Football” matchup features the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the New York Giants.

Right now this is just a rumor but it makes sense. ESPN is owned by Disney, the company behind the new movie. The NFL broadcasts darw big viewing numbers on their own but this could bring in people who might not normally watch the NFL games.

With all the rumors circulating, the telecast will get a bump in viewers whether a new trailer airs then or not.

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