New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Featurette Trailer Sets Up the Fight of a Lifetime
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ promises the beginning of the end.
The new featurette trailer for Episode IX released this morning at the D23 Expo sets the stage for a final, ultimate showdown between Rey and Kylo Ren by giving viewers a history of the epic saga as seen by scenes from past films in the franchise.
“We’ve passed on all we know," Luke Skywalker says in a grumbling voiceover. "A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”
The two-minute trailer sprints through a number of shots from the upcoming movie, including a duel between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Finn (John Boyega) and Jannah (Naomi Ackie) in the cockpit, a glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher and, most importantly, a hooded Rey with a red double-sided red lightsaber.
The conclusion of the nine-film saga, which began with “A New Hope” in 1977, also stars Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Richard E. Grant and Keri Russell.
‘The Rise of Skywalker’ will be released in theaters December 20.