The Rise of Skywalker

Welcome back from Easter! Here’s some Star Wars to kickstart the post-holiday workday: the trailer from the Rise of Skywalker. Yeah, Star Wars 9. Via CNET:

The circle is complete. Lucasfilm revealed Star Wars Episode 9’s title, The Rise of Skywalker, on Friday to kick off Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

The Rise of Skywalker trailer opens with Rey standing in the desert. “Every generation has a legend,” it reads, echoing the 1998 trailer for The Phantom Menace.

Then, a hint Rey may be in communication with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

“We have passed on all we know, a thousand generations live in you now,” Luke says in a voiceover. “But this is your fight.”

Rey is then seen speed-wielding her blue lightsaber (seemingly repaired after The Last Jedi) and backflipping onto a ship that looks a lot like Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer. We don’t see his face in the cockpit though.

Further shots show Kylo repairing his helmet; a quick look at a laughing older Lando Calrissian on the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca; Finn and Poe in the desert; BB-8 with cute new droid Dio; Rey embracing Leia; and what look to be remnants of a destroyed Death Star battle station.

“No one’s ever really gone,” Skywalker says, just before we learn that might apply to the light and dark sides of the Force.

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