Friday, April 12, 2019

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Teaser Trailer Is Here!

On an unknown desert world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) prepares to confront Kylo Ren in his TIE STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Earlier today, Disney and Lucasfilm revealed the long-awaited title and first trailer to Star Wars: Episode IX at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Now known as The Rise of Skywalker, this ninth and final installment in the Skywalker saga will bring back the biggest villain from the prequel films and original trilogy: Emperor Palpatine himself (who'll once again be played by Ian McDiarmid)! Of course, we obviously don't know if the Sith Formerly Known As Darth Sidious will return as a clone, a Force Ghost, a mere holographic recording on an old Imperial computer, flesh and blood since Palpatine may have actually discovered how to cheat death as mentioned in the story about Darth Plagueis the Wise in Revenge of the Sith. That last one seems unlikely, but it was so cool to hear the Emperor's cackle at the end of this teaser!

An unknown person or creature reassembles Kylo Ren's helmet (which was destroyed by Kylo in THE LAST JEDI) STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Other notes about the trailer: Rey flipping over Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer is friggin' awesome, it's cool that Kylo's helmet is re-assembled (though I have no issues with him being helmetless like he was in The Last Jedi), BB-8's new sidekick Dio is adorable, there's still no sign of a true B-Wing starfighter in the sequel trilogy (the ski speeders in The Last Jedi don't count) and Lando Calrissian is back! The old-school one portrayed by Billy Dee Williams, not the Danny Glover version who apparently wanted to make love to a droid in Solo: A Star Wars Story. And General Leia lives on!

December 20 can't come soon enough... That is all.

Her lightsaber drawn, Rey runs from the TIE Silencer as it chases after her in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Rey does a backflip above the TIE Silencer in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) impales a hapless soldier with a crossguard blade on his lightsaber before body-slamming him to the ground in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

BB-8 and his new droid sidekick Dio prepare for adventure in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) is back in the Millennium Falcon's pilot seat in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

General Leia Organa (the late Carrie Fisher) embraces Rey in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER...using unused footage from the finale of THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Rey, Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), BB-8, Dio, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) explore an unknown world in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Rey gazes out at what looks to be the remains of the second Death Star in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.