Star Wars fans, get excited! We’ve got new footage from The Rise Of Skywalker to pore over, and there’s a lot to cover.
The scenes, compiled in a sizzle reel, were seen Saturday during D23 in Anaheim and were released online today.
Sizzle, schmizzle — unwrapping this new footage will keep fans talking for weeks.
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 26, 2019
We now have Dark Rey – at least we think she’s dark, because of her robe. She also has a double light saber. Funny, Kylo Ren also has a type of double light saber. We have a bad feeling about this.
In the sizzle reel, Rey and Ren are fighting on a ship that’s in the water; waves are pounding the aircraft. This can only end in one way.
And C-3P0 is not to be trifled with. All of a sudden he’s got red eyes and a crossbow. All those years of being snubbed by Han have finally taken its toll.
— pete 🇵🇭 (@PetesuhPan) August 26, 2019
What’s comforting, though, is that Leia (Carrie Fisher) will return through unused footage from 2015’s The Force Awakens.
“We could not be more excited for you to see her final performance as Leia,” says director J.J. Abrams.
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) August 26, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will bookend the entire Star Wars/Luke Skywalker saga until the new installment appears in 2022.
Other Star Wars series and prequels will take place before the next installment in 2022.