Many are tuning in for Monday Night Football, but quite a few more are tuning in for the debut of the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer.

By Bryan Pol

The intergalactic, out of this world Odell Beckham, Jr., a game-time decision with a hamstring injury suffered in last Sunday night’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers, opened Monday night’s scoring for the New York Giants, down 17-7 to the Philadelphia Eagles heading into the half.

To the delight of countless movie buffs and sci-fi fanatics everywhere is yet another intergalactic occurrence: the international debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens full-length trailer, airing during halftime of ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast.

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Disney and Lucasfilm already released two teaser trailers on Thanksgiving weekend last year and this past May, both of which aired via YouTube to much fanfare.

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Monday night’s trailer is releasing almost two months to the day that Episode VII is ultimately released in  theaters on December 18, a day after director JJ Abrams’s studio leaked the film’s final theatrical movie poster, on the same day that Fandango is selling pre-ordered tickets to the general public.

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