Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped its final trailer during Monday Night Football on Oct. 21, as is tradition at this point. The trailer also followed in the tradition of being both incredibly chock-full of detail without giving away any of the main plot points. General Leia is back, Luke is a force ghost, and the rebels get the band back together, this time with Lando. Most importantly, Rey versus Kylo Ren is on, with Emperor Palpatine presiding. But wait, there's more! Here are all the things you missed in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer.
I noted that Rey versus Kylo Ren is a major set piece of the trailer. Some of the key moments are the ones from the waterlogged Star Destroyer. There's Kylo stepping out of the water to meet her face to face. And of course, then he and Rey take each other on.
But the trailer also hints there's more to the story than that. When Kylo steps out of the waterfall, notice he doesn't draw his lightsaber and start fighting. In fact, he turns it away, as if to holster it, a sign that he comes in peace. And then there's the shot of Rey and Ren taking on what looks for all the world to be the charred ghost of Darth Vader, side by side.
How much of that is real, and how much of that are visions Rey has? Fans still don't know, but such contradictory evidence suggests at least half of it is not real.