We all like to imagine that we’re Luke Skywalker, Rey or even Finn, but it’s anxious droid C3PO who is the voice of the audience in the final “Star Wars; The Rise of Skywalker” trailer. The golden robot, who is one of the few characters stretching throughout the entire nine-part saga, brings the emotion by “taking one last look” at his friends. How do you think the rest of us will feel?
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has been billed as the final installment in this particular “Star Wars” story that centers on the Skywalker clan. Additional stories will most likely center on new and supporting characters, such as Disney+’s streaming series “The Mandalorian,” coming next month. The last installment comes 42 years after “Episode IV: A New Hope” introduced the world to Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, R2D2, and, of course, C3PO.
What else stands out? No teases of “Dark Rey” as in the last trailer, but still Emporer Palpatine or his ghost looms large toward the end. Also, I noticed Rey and Kylo Renn both destroying something, appearing to work together. Another ruse? We’ll find out on December 20. The official synopsis follows:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opens in U.S. theaters on December 20. The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was written by J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio and opens in U.S. theaters on December 20.
Watch the final “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” trailer below: