ICYMI, the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has officially hit the internet, and as expected, the footage has inspired fans to obsess over every little detail on Twitter. These tweets about the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer capture a range of serious emotions, so it's time to break down these fan reactions.
Debuting on April 12 at Chicago's Star Wars Celebration, the trailer for the last film in the latest Star Wars trilogy revealed the title as The Rise of Skywalker. The footage opens with Rey (Daisy Ridley) in a seemingly deserted area before she whips out her light saber and attempts to outrun a flying ship zooming after her. The following moments detail battle scenes, the return of the original films' Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), and a posthumous appearance from Carrie Fisher, who played General Leia Organa before her death in 2016. The trailer even offers a peek at a destroyed Death Star, which is intriguing, to say the least.
In a voiceover that plays throughout the trailer, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) teases, "No one's ever really gone." Before the first glimpse at the official title appears, a laugh from the supposedly dead Emperor Palpatine is heard. Do we have a comeback from an infamous Star Wars villain to look forward to in this?
Entertainment Weekly even reported that at Celebration, Ian McDiarmid, who played the Emperor in the original movies and prequels, appeared onstage as the trailer ended. This is a lot to process, but theories about how the Emperor might have survived are for another day. Fans on Twitter have so much to say about this trailer, starting with what the ambiguous new title means.
While Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is a Skywalker through his mother Leia, fans have never completely abandoned the theory that Rey is actually related to the Skywalkers, despite The Last Jedi's confirmation that her parents were plain old folks. Judging by Twitter's opinions, the Stars Wars creative team rewriting history for the new movie wouldn't be appreciated. Does this mean that The Rise of Skywalker just refers to our original hero Luke?
The first glimpse at this footage also ignited hardcore fans' love for a franchise that just keeps giving. Anything Star Wars-related can sometimes spark negativity, but the surge of adoration for the new content proves that these fans are devout. Whether they gushed over Rey's fierceness, the tease of Palpatine, or the trailer's visuals, hundreds seemed proud to be Stars Wars fans after the Rise of Skywalker reveal.
In addition to the returns of Ridley, Driver, Williams, and Hamill, the Rise of Skywalker cast features Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), John Boyega (Finn), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca). Newcomers to the cast include Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, and Naomi Ackie, whose character was revealed to be named Jannah at the Celebration panel.
Here's to replaying the trailer until we've dissected all of its clues. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters on Dec. 20, 2019.