Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer released - hints that the Dark Side might claim a new hero

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Dir: J.J. Abrams | Cast: Adam Driver, Billie Lourd, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson | Writers: Chris Terrio, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly, George Lucas (based on characters created by), J.J. Abrams

Disney have released the D23 trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker online - you can watch it above. Opening with a montage of shots from all of the previous films in the saga before kicking off into the new Rise of Skywalker footage, the trailer features plenty to get fans excited including glimpses of the Resistance and First Order (or Sith?) fleets, C-3PO with menacingly red eyes and Rey in full Sith mode brandishing a dual-blade red lightsaber.

Also released at D23 over the weekend was a new poster for the film.

The Rise of Skywalker will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Ian McDiarmid, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hammill Billy Dee Williams, Richard E Grant, Keri Russell, Domhnall Gleeson, Naomi Ackie, Anthony Daniels, Billie Lourde and Joonas Suotamo. It is set to arrive on on 19th December, is directed by J J Abrams and written by Abrams and Chris Terrio.

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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