We Broke Down Every Second of the Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker has dropped, which means we now have all the information about the final entry in the “Skywalker saga” that we’ll get before the movie premieres on Dec. 20.
Unlike the first two trailers for Rise of Skywalker — the first of which ended with a laugh by the long-forgotten Emperor Palpatine and the second of which ended with a shot of Rey seemingly in Sith garb — there was no big twist in this teaser. But, crucially, the new trailer is primarily set in the ruins of the Death Star, mirroring the setting of the last film in the original trilogy, Return of the Jedi. The teaser emphasized that Rey will have to face some terrifying challenge — whether it’s Emperor Palpatine resurrected, the truth about her parents or just a feeling of loneliness in the face of the Sith.
We hear Rey say that nobody understands her. In the past, such doubts and frustrations have led burgeoning Jedi like Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side. Will Rey be tempted? And will Kylo, too, remain on the Dark Side or will he turn to the light? In one intriguing shot, Kylo and Rey work together to destroy what looks like Darth Vader’s old helmet. Whether you think Rey will break bad or save Kylo, there’s evidence for each theory in this trailer.