Rey Goes To The Dark Side In Epic ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Trailer

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The drive is powerful with Rey, however the darkish aspect and a elaborate new twin lightsaber could also be much more compelling in a brand new have a look at “Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker.” 

Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy unveiled unique footage from the ultimate movie of sequel trilogy on the D23 Expo on Saturday in Anaheim, California, and now it’s right here for the remainder of the web to obsess over. 

Within the two-minute sizzle reel, we see flashes of iconic “Star Wars” moments by the years with a voiceover from the late Luke Skywalker teasing the climactic battle to come back earlier than we arrive within the current with Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega). 

There are glimpses of unexplored planets, acquainted faces ― together with Carrie Fisher’s Leia ― and new ones, in addition to of an epic lightsaber conflict between our hero and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the course of what seems to be like a stormy sea. 

Abrams revealed on stage on the expo that Fisher, who shot scenes for “The Drive Awakens” earlier than her demise that might be repurposed within the remaining sequel, is “actually in a method the center of this story.”

However the largest reveal is Rey carrying a darkish cloak and brandishing twin pink lightsabers à la Darth Maul, signaling {that a} battle for her soul may be on the heart of the ultimate movie within the Skywalker saga. 

Ridley admitted she was shocked that her character’s darkish aspect reveal was included within the footage. 

“I went to Unhealthy Robotic yesterday and I used to be like, ‘Hey, can I see the teaser’? They had been like, ‘Yeah, yeah.’ No warning. And I watch, and went [inhales deeply] ‘Oh my god, are you actually placing that in there?’ That was my response,” Ridley instructed CinemaBlend. “After which watching it right this moment, it was bizarre as a result of I felt nervous with it coming as a result of I knew it was going to be. After which listening to the viewers response was wonderful.”

“The Rise of Skywalker” is ready to hit theaters Dec. 20.

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