Those who attended ESPN’s Monday night NFL game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets got to see the first official trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney’s latest film in the popular Star Wars franchise.
The trailer was a quick two-minutes long, but viewers got to travel through the galaxies of the Star Wars universe as light and dark battled through the characters Rey and Kylo Ren.
With Daisy Ridley playing Rey and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Ridley’s Rey says in the trailer, “People keep telling me they know me. No one does.”
“But I do,” Driver’s Ren responds.
The Last Episode
The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth and final episode in Skywalker’s store, and it’s the sequel to 2017’s The Last Jedi, completing Disney’s Star Wars trilogy which they began in 2015 with The Force Awakens. The trilogy has been an outstanding success after Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012.
The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and the two Star Wars spinoffs, 2016’s Rogue One and 2018’s Solo, have brought in more than $4.5 billion at the worldwide box office.
This film will star Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and the late Carrie Fisher, who will repeat her role as General Leia Organa thanks to the help of “previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens.” It is set to come out in theaters on December 20.
The trailer ended with Hamill’s Skywalker saying, “The Force will be with you,” and a second voice adding, “Always.”
Disney also just debuted a new poster for the film, and pre-sale tickets went on sale on Monday night.
But the even bigger news it the company’s new streaming service, Disney+, which will launch on November 12. All the current Star Wars movies – the trilogy and the prequels – will be available on the service as well as The Mandalorian, a series about bounty hunters and their adventures in the world of Star Wars. This will be one of the service’s flagship shows.
In addition, Disney opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — the largest expansion ever at its theme parks — over the summer.
It’s looking as if The Rise of Skywalker will be quite the grand finale and will help Disney to have the biggest year yet, along with the other major hits like Avengers: Endgame and The Lion King.