The end is upon us as the spectacular final trailer for Star Wars: The Rose of Skywalker has arrived. Disney unveiled the promo during Monday Night Football And is everything and more.
The film seeks to bring about a conclusion of not just the current Disney-produced Star Wars trilogy, but the previous six Episode titles as well. “This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying in terms of actually answering [as many] questions as possible,” director J.J. Abrams told EW. “So if years from now, someone’s watching these movies, all nine of them, they’re watching a story that is as cohesive as possible.”
The new trailer brings new footage as well as new voiceovers from various incoming characters from the franchise. We hear Emperor Palpatine’s ominous warning “Long have I waited,” Palpatine intones as we see footage of a skeletal throne. “And now your coming together… is your undoing.”
We see juxtaposing shots of Rey and Kylo Ren as they stand-off on what fans suspect is wreckage of the Death Star amid a stormy sea, followed by a tantalizing shot of Rey and Kylo once again teaming up against storm troopers and C-3PO hints at possible doom as he takes “one last look at my friends.”
There’s also voiceover from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) from beyond: “Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi. Your destiny.”
Tickets for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are currently on sale nationwide for a final film that also starrs Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams.
The Rise of Skywalker opens December 20.