That was the headline out of Star Wars Celebration Chicago, where the first trailer for what we must now call Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped in front of a packed arena of stunned and delighted fans. This is far from the last Rise of Skywalker trailer we're going to see.
It begins with a look at heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) intensely staring down something rushing toward her in a barren desert landscape.
John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca) are also returning for the sequel.
Disney will release "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in theaters nationwide December 20.
Where can I see the trailer for Star Wars Episode 9? He added that this is her fight now. A spaceship is off in the distance.
Star Wars: Episode IX will hit cinemas this December. "A thousand generations live in you now, Luke says". She then pulls out her lightsaber which has a white light. He also answered the question of who's a better pilot- Poe or Solo. They are traveling through space at what appears to be lightspeed. Maybe you'll even see Billy Dee Williams, who is finally returning to the franchise as Lando Calrissian! It's on fire and about to crash.
Their plans include new Star Wars TV spin-off for Disney+, including Jon Favreau's bounty hunter show The Mandalorian, and a new series starring Diego Luna as Rogue One's Cassian Andor. She rubs it as if its a magic genie. Most poignantly, there's a glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher giving Rey a hug.
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BB-8 has a friend. They all look ready for battle as they look out at the ocean. As Luke intones that "no one's ever really gone", the trailer reminds us that statement works both ways. And audiences got a tantalizing tease from another figure from the past: Emperor Palpatine from the original and prequel trilogies, whose ominous laugh closes out the promotional spot.
Abrams revealed little about the plot of "The Rise of Skywalker". Fans at Star Wars Celebration were treated to a Williams appearance and were very enthusiastic about seeing the 82-year old iconic actor on the stage. "Using CGI was out of the question".
"The movie doesn't pick up immediately after".
Kennedy, quoting George Lucas, said however that "Episode IX" is indeed the third act of a three-act structure. Abrams said that having the cast working together and sharing scenes is what makes Episode IX great. What do you hope will happen in the final installment of the franchise?
And a year ago, Abrams released a statement assuring fans they had no plans to recast Fisher's iconic character. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are making a new trilogy, as is The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
But what can we expect from the panel?