Hoping to See a Star Wars: Episode IX Trailer During the Super Bowl? Don't Hold Your Breath


It looks like Star Wars fans will have to wait even longer to see the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX, as the rumors claiming Disney would drop the very first official glimpse at the upcoming film during the Super Bowl this Sunday seem to have been squashed. In 2018, the first teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story dropped during the big game, leading many fans to speculate that the studio would do the same this year for the highly anticipated next installment in the Luke Skywalker saga. Unfortunately, Deadline is reporting that the rumors are likely just that—rumors.

Fans are dying for even the tiniest hint from Disney about what is to come, but as usual, the studio has every detail under lock and key. There has been minimal teasing from the actors, and of course some alleged leaks (the veracity of which is always questionable), but fans are now starting to get antsy.

Although Disney has given away nothing yet, they’ve had a big presence in Super Bowl commercials past. Some of this year's most anticipated movies, including Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Dumbo, Aladdin, and Toy Story 4 could all have coveted spots during the big game, according to Deadline.

But whenever the trailer for Episode IX does drop, it won't need the benefit of a massive audience tuned into a major sporting event to get the word out. A Star Wars trailer drop/title reveal is an event in its own right.

Star Wars: Episode IX is due to hit theaters on December 20, 2019.

[h/t: Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods


No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

House Boasting a ‘Harry Potter Room’ Under the Stairs Hits the Market in San Diego

Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Matt Robinson, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

When Harry Potter fans dream of living like the boy wizard, they may picture Harry's cozy quarters in the Gryffindor dormitory at Hogwarts. One home owner in San Diego, California is trying to spin one of Harry's much less idyllic living situations as a magical feature. As The San Diego Union-Tribune reports, a listing of a three-bedroom house for sale in the city's Logan Heights neighborhood boasts a "Harry Potter room"—a.k.a storage room under the stairs.

In the Harry Potter books, the cupboard under the stairs of the Dursley residence served as Harry's bedroom before he enrolled in Hogwarts. Harry was eager to escape the cramped, dusty space, but thanks to the series' massive success, a similar feature in a real-world home may be a selling point for Harry Potter fans.

Kristin Rye, the seller of the San Diego house, told The Union-Tribune she would read Harry Potter books to her son, though she wouldn't describe herself as a super fan. As for why she characterized her closet as a “large ‘Harry Potter’ storage room underneath stairs" in her real estate listing, she said it was the most accurate description she could think of. “It’s just this closet under the stairs that goes back and is pretty much like a Harry Potter room. I don’t know how else to describe it," she told the newspaper.

Beyond the cupboard under the stairs, Rye's listing doesn't bear much resemblance to the cookie-cutter, suburban home of 4 Privet Drive. Nearly a century old, the San Diego house has the same cobwebs and a musty smells you might expect from the Hogwarts dungeons, the newspaper reports. But there are some perks, including a parking spot and backyard space for a garden or pull-up bar. The 1322-square-foot home is listed at $425,000—cheaper than the median price of $620,000 for a resale single-family home in the area.

If you want to live like a wizard, you don't necessarily need to start by moving under a staircase. In North Yorkshire, England, a cottage modeled after Hagrid's Hut is available to rent on a nightly basis.

[h/t The San Diego Union-Tribune]