The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out and fans (myself included) are now sitting in a pool of our own tears. The Rise of Skywalker is the final film in what is billed as the ‘Skywalker Saga’, the epic nine-chapter story (10 if you count Rogue One) spanning three generations. While there will be more Star Wars films to come, this will truly mark the end of an era.
There’s an enormous amount of pressure on director JJ Abrams’ shoulders, who not only has to make a great film, not only has to tie up all nine films but also provide a fitting finale that unites all three generations of Star Wars fans. It’s a daunting task, especially since The Last Jedi — whether you love the film or not — drove a wedge through the Star Wars fandom. But if the final trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be one emotionally overwhelming piece of cinema.
Check out the trailer below:
And here are some reactions by Film Twitter:
This trailer brought me to the right kind of tears: the ones that acknowledge that something I have loved since I was old enough to love anything is coming to an end. I might not be ready for it, but I want it with every fiber of my being.
Plus, that music…#TheRiseofSkywalker https://t.co/nNJtb0evCK
— Rachel Cushing (@RachelJCushing) October 22, 2019
Threepio has been a kind and caring conscience. What began for some of us as simple and farcical comic cinematic relief has matured into an idealized grandparent. I hope #StarWarsriseofskywalker treats him well.
— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) October 22, 2019
Oh my god I ❤️ Star Wars https://t.co/RxOxaQiNUm
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) October 22, 2019
They’re going to redeem #KyloRen ! 🤬 INCREDIBLE trailer. So much to dissect and savor. Love that C-3PO moment. Leia saying “Always” broke me. Also, the dropping of the helmet in that first scene says volumes…
The scope of this one is going to be Galactic.#TheRiseOfSkywalker pic.twitter.com/EjKnDofWgb
— John Steven Rocha (@TheRochaSays) October 22, 2019
I will be reenacting this moment in the shower momentarily. pic.twitter.com/TPzgEsoGJ8
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) October 22, 2019
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 22, 2019
Leia’s voice ending the trailer. I cannot. #TheRiseOfSkywalker
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) October 22, 2019
Trailer: “The force will be with you… always.”
Me: 🥺😢😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/PkkBf2syAq
— Dashran Yohan (@dashtalksmovies) October 22, 2019
“what are you doing 3PO?”
“just…getting one last look at my friends”#TheRiseOfSkywalker
— ⎊ sᴛᴇᴘʜ ➐ 🎃👻 (@fuckn_marvel) October 22, 2019
I am very excited for #TheRiseOfSkywalker. I will say more after I’ve watched the trailer 3 billion times.
— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) October 22, 2019
The Rise of Skywalker synopsis:
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits Malaysian cinemas this 19 December.