D23 gave us an avalanche of exciting news. New Marvel projects, cast announcements, a load of first looks and an Obi-Wan series. However, there was one thing that many fans were waiting for: A trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Well, it is finally here and oh boy does it look special.
The Special Look was released via Lucasfilm and featured a montage of the entire Star Wars Sage, starting with A New Hope and going all the way to The Last Jedi. To close the video, fans received a 1 minute look at the final installment.
You can watch the trailer right here! Skip to 1:11 for the new footage.
For such a short trailer there is quite a lot to digest.
I will just take a moment to point out a few of my favourite shots. For me, one of the highlights came from the reveal of what looks to be an armada of Star Destroyers- Maybe “armada” isn’t the right term… Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.
Now, the most talked about moment comes at the end. We get a stunning look at a Dark Side Rey who is wielding a folding double-bladed lightsaber… which is, of course, glowing red.
Let the speculation begin! As a massive fan of Star Wars, I thought I would chip in. I think this could be a clone of Rey that is being controlled by Palpatine. If Palpatine does return as a force ghost, then it could be possible for his spirit to inhabit an empty vessel.
Some people have talked about a vision and that is indeed possible. However, I’m inclined to believe that if you give a character a double-bladed lightsaber, they have to use it. This also leads me to believe that we will get a 2 v 1 fight- very reminiscent of The Phantom Menace.
So, what did you think of the trailer? Let us know your theories and thoughts in the comments!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in cinemas in December 2019. Hold on tight! It’s going to be a big one!
James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.