Watch the trailer ‘Star Wars: Episode 9 ‘first here
The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 9 has arrived, along with some more details about the final installment of the Skywalker story from a panel on Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Perhaps most importantly, we finally know the full name of this film – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The clip opened with Rey (Daisy Ridley) in the desert with the lightsaber in hand as the TIE Fighter drove towards him. He then launches himself up, apparently to jump into the starfighter roof. The trailer also shows Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and several Stormtroopers fighting through the forest, a welder fixes Ren’s helmet destroyed in The Last Jedi and glimpses several other characters, including Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) back.
On the panel, director JJ Abrams said Episode 9 began sometime after the Last Jedi event. He described it as “an adventure carried out jointly by the group.”
He also discussed the appearance of the late Carrie Fisher in the film using footage from The Force Awakens. “The idea of having [Princess Leia as] the character of CG is from the table,” he said, noting that it was impossible to reconstruct that part. Meanwhile, newcomer Naomi Ackie confirmed her character named Jannah, and the panel also offered a cute new droid display called D-0.
Star Wars: Episode 9 will be screened in theaters on December 20th. In the end it will be available to stream with the rest of the saga through Disney +, the Rat House’s upcoming streaming platform.