'Star Wars: Episode IX' teaser trailer drops, title revealed

Brenda Watkins
April 13, 2019

The trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker" has arrived. Check them out in the gallery below along with the new teaser poster!

Elsewhere in the Rise of the Skywalker trailer, we are treated to our first look at Billy Dee Williams back as Lando Calrissian. They also unveiled a new droid named Dio.

Abrams, Kennedy and made an art form for vague answers - at one point, Colbert joked "oh I see, you invited me to Chicago to ask questions, not get answers" before tossing his binder away.

Also returning are the young cast members introduced in 2015's "The Force Awakens" and 2017's "The Last Jedi", including John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd.

Who is the next Skywalker? Is Rey a Skywalker? We have old friends and Luke Skywalker in a voiceover in the beginning.

Carrie Fisher returns thanks to unused footage!

Episode IX opens nationwide December 20, 2019. She was glorious. She was wonderful. Rey has definitely become one with The Force at this point, considering that she single-handedly fights an X-Wing with just a lightsaber.

Luckily, a surprise announcement from Lucasfilm confirmed that 'previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens' would be used in Episode IX, means Fisher's beloved Leia will stay with us to the end - without the use of CGI.

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While that didn't happen, many expect Davis will be moved this offseason, whether it is to Los Angeles or elsewhere. Davis said his next step will be to see who emerges as the general manager for the Pelicans. "Seeing what happens.

He added that having a CG character, recasting or just having her disappear, were not options.

The loudest cheers at the panel were reserved for Kelly Marie Tran, whose introduction in The Last Jedi earned the actor - who is the first woman of colour to take a leading role in the series - a substantial amount of racist abuse online. "Rogue One", a prequel to the franchise's original trilogy, rallied from a troubled production cycle to earn more than $1 billion worldwide. "Some time has passed", he explained.

There's a new robotic creature in town.

Rey is seen walking down a grassy hill with Chewbacca, BB-8, C-3PO, Poe and Finn.

And the new villain is.?

Despite his apparent death at the end of Episode VI, Return of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine seems to be making a comeback.

His villainous laugh serves as the climax to the teaser.

Abrams, it'll be to watch Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

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