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New 'Star Wars' trailer to play during 'Monday Night Football'

LONDON - APRIL 08: Characters including Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Jedi Knights from the Star Wars series of films poses for photos together at The O2 Arena ahead of the World Premiere of 'Star Wars: A Musical Journey' at The O2 Arena on April 8, 2009 in London, England. The show will play for two days only, on the 10th and 11th April before launching its European Tour. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

LONDON - APRIL 08: Characters including Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Jedi Knights from the Star Wars series of films poses for photos together at The O2 Arena ahead of the World Premiere of 'Star Wars: A Musical Journey' at The O2 Arena on April 8, 2009 in London, England. The show will play for two days only, on the 10th and 11th April before launching its European Tour. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES -- More than just football fans will likely be tuning in to watch halftime on Monday Night Football this week.

A new trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will debut during halftime of the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles game, Lucasfilm announced Sunday. Tickets will also go on sale for the film, opening Dec. 18, after the trailer plays.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN, which, like Lucasfilm is a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company.

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"The Force Awakens," the seventh film in the franchise, is one of the most anticipated of the year. Even its trailer launches have become events in and of themselves. The second teaser trailer, which debuted in April, has over 64 million views on YouTube to date.