After almost two years of anticipation, the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX was unveiled today at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, along with confirmation of the final Skywalker saga film's elusive subtitle: The Rise of Skywalker.
The footage begins on a desert planet, where we see Rey attacked by a TIE Fighter (presumably being piloted by Kylo Ren). From there, we get shots of Kylo massacring unknown foes and repairing his helmet, Lando Calrissian piloting the Millennium Falcon and Leia embracing Rey as they both shed tears. Then, as the trailer approaches its conclusion, we see Rey, Finn, Poe, C-3PO, BB-8, D-0 and Chewbacca approach what appears to be the wreckage of one of the two Death Stars.
Perhaps the biggest moment, though, is Luke's voiceover stating, "No one's ever really gone," at which point we then hear the cackling of what sounds like Emperor Palpatine.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives December 20.
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