Disney showed off some exciting new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment of the newest Star Wars movie trilogy at its D23 Expo this past weekend. Now, that footage is available online for everyone else to see.
The clip includes a swelling montage of clips from the previous two trilogies, and the last two movies of this series, which really adds a sense of the history and weight of the legacies involved here. I found myself a tad nostalgic for the prequel movies, even though I despise them and would like them erased from existence and collective human memory.
The actual new footage comes towards the end and is quite limited in terms of time and amount of content. But it does include some potentially spoiler-ish stuff, including a scene where Rey wields a dual-bladed red dark side lightsaber and there’s voiceover from someone who sounds a lot like Emperor Palpatine (who also showed up on the new poster revealed for the movie).
The new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer is here. Just a couple of days on from its exclusive presentation at Disney’s D23 Expo, Lucasfilm has released a new look at the upcoming ninth episode of the epic space opera saga, which includes a montage-style look at the history of Star Wars, including the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies. That’s in line with how Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is being billed — as the conclusion to not just this new trilogy but the Skywalker saga on the whole. It also gives us a look at Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) new double-bladed red lightsaber, Naomi Ackie’s new character Jannah who appears with Finn (John Boyega), and some stunning visuals featuring Resistance and First Order ships.
Rey and Kylo Ren then have a lightsaber duel on the top of a ship in what looks like an ocean, which is the same duel that’s represented in the rise of skywalker poster that we got at D23 Expo over the weekend. The new Rise of Skywalker trailer then closes out with a look at Rey in a hood and a new double-bladed red lightsaber, which starts off as two lightsabers joined side-by-side, only to snap into one long dual-sided one as she moves her hand.
Anyways it looks amazing, and it’s coming out on December 20.