By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 12, 2019 at 10:46 am | UPDATED: April 12, 2019 at 11:47 am It’s finally here. The first trailer for “Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker,” has been released. Check it out above. Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams unveiled the teaser trailer for the film to a packed house at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago Friday. Stephen Colbert was the emcee. Directed by Abrams, it’s the third installment of the “Star Wars” trilogy following “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi” in 2017. “This movie, in addition to being the end of three trilogies, it also has to work as its own movie,” Abrams told the audience. “It’s about this new generation and what they’ve inherited the light and the dark, and asking the question as they face the greatest evil, are they prepared? Are they … [Read more...] about WATCH: ‘Star Wars Episode IX,’ the first trailer — and title
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Associated Press Published 1:48 PM EDT Apr 12, 2019 No one is ever really gone, says Luke Skywalker in the first teaser for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which fans got a first look at Friday at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. The short spot also revealed the title to the final chapter in the Skywalker saga will be “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The voice of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker provided the narration for the teaser, with a voice telling Daisy Ridley’s Rey that the knowledge of a thousand generations has been passed on. He added that this is her fight now. Audiences also got to see a glimpse of the return of Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian and Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa. The trailer ends with the ominous laughter of an old but familiar villain: Emperor Palpatine from the original and prequel trilogies. The movie doesn’t pick up immediately after the events of “The Last Jedi.” Director J.J. Abrams … [Read more...] about ‘Star Wars’ episode IX title revealed
Brian Manzullo Detroit Free Press Published 1:28 PM EDT Apr 12, 2019 Is it December yet? The trailer for Star Wars Episode IX, which is set to release this Christmas, just dropped today as part of the 2019 Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. And it has fans across the globe dropping their jaws. Without spoiling anything for you, we'll just present the 2-minute teaser. The official title? "Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker." Get ready. Watch below (or tap here on mobile). … [Read more...] about Watch the ‘Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer
Brian Manzullo Detroit Free Press Published 1:24 PM EDT Apr 12, 2019 Is it December yet? The trailer for Star Wars Episode IX, which is set to release this Christmas, just dropped today. And it has fans across the globe dropping their jaws. Without spoiling anything for you, we'll just present the 2-minute teaser. The official title? "Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker." Get ready. Watch below (or tap here on mobile). … [Read more...] about Watch the ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer
What: The first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX, which we now finally know is called Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker. Who: Lucasfilm, director J.J. Abrams, and returning stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran. Why we care: The Game of Thrones engines have been revving up for the past couple weeks as the world prepares to devour the series’ final season. At the same time, the excitement is building for The Avengers: Endgame, which marks some kind of seminal torch-passing in the Marvel universe, and is estimated to make approximately a gajillion dollars its opening weekend. With these two watershed pop culture moment imminently upon us, it’s easy to forget that the grandaddy of all mega-franchises, Star Wars, is about half a year away from ending its sequel trilogy. So it’s a perfect time for Rey, Finn, BB-8 and the whole crew to pop in with the first footage of Episode IX, lest anyone forget their affinity for a … [Read more...] about Here’s the Star Wars Episode IX trailer. The Rise of Skywalker!