The ninth installment places the mantle in Rey’s hands.
After months of increasing speculation—including leading tweets from Anthony Daniels and trolling from Mark Hamill—the title, and trailer, were revealed during Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Friday.
The moody teaser opens on Rey (Daisy Ridley) staring through a vast desert and firing up a lightsaber. “We’ve passed on all we know,” Luke Skywalker (Hamill) says in voiceover. “One thousand generations live in you now.” The clip goes on to show Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in a lightsaber battle, Rey hugging Leia (the late Carrie Fisher), and an epic image of the Resistance fighters apparently staring out over a crashed Death Star. Short version: This movie looks epic.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters December 20.
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