At last, today saw the much-anticipated Episode IX panel at Chicago’s Star Wars Celebration. We got a lot of interesting new info and photos about the closer to the Sequel Trilogy, but Lucasfilm saved the best until the end of the panel: the reveal of the first teaser trailer for the movie. And it didn’t disappoint.
The Star Wars fandom is in a bit of a fractured place right now, with fans not being able to agree on the merits of the past two movies in the franchise – The Last Jedi and Solo, respectively. No one does trailers like Star Wars, though, and it seems that this teaser has managed the impossible and united the entire fandom in agreeing that this is a fantastic way to hype us up for the film. Which we now know is titled The Rise of Skywalker.
The 2-minute preview hints at a perfect mix of the old and new, as fresh characters and locations are teased alongside glimpses of much-missed old favorites, including a couple of major shocks we weren’t expecting. So, let’s dig deep and examine the 9 biggest reveals from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer.