'Star Wars' Episode IX 'Rise of Skywalker' sees evil emperor return

'Star Wars' Episode IX 'Rise of Skywalker' sees evil emperor return

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the ninth and final movie of the Skywalker saga that began with A New Hope in 1977. And the opening images of the teaser trailer revealed today at the Star Wars Celebration held this weekend at Chicago's McCormick Place seems to corroborate many fans' theories and suspicions: that Rey is someway, somehow, genetically linked to Luke and Leia.

"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine".

The Star Wars Episode IX panel was no different, as we were introduced to a new character! We saw in The Last Jedi that Yoda returned as an unusually powerful Force ghost who could even control the elements. The teaser has also revealed the title for the last installment of the series as The Rise of Skywalker.

"It's about this new generation, and what they've inherited - the light and the dark - and when facing the greatest evil, are they prepared, are they ready?" We'll undoubtedly get more details on just how involved he was on Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker ahead of its released on December 20.

Artwork for the game shows a lone character with lightsaber in-hand, suggesting this will be more melee-focused game, presumably giving us some cool force powers to play with.

Before he changed his name, Kylo Ren may have gone by the name Ben Solo, but he is still half Skywalker.

The trailer also shows the Millennium Falcon being helmed by Chewbacca and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. For those who don't remember, it was the command given by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Darth Sidious) to wipe out the Jedi, explaining why there are so few during the events of the original movie trilogy. "Princess Leia lives in this film in a way that's mind-blowing for me".

Picking up "some time" after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - in which the Resistance suffered significant losses against the First Order - The Rise of Skywalker finds Rey, Finn, Poe, and company embarking on an adventure together. Threepio will feature the new, improved protocol droid articulation as seen on 4-LOM.

Star Wars was created by George Lucas. Additionally, you can spot a female mentor in the trailer, who is a former Jedi Knight herself.

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