It’s a poorly kept secret that your ol’ pal, The Geek, was not a fan of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
No, unlike many trolls living in their mother’s basement, I did not object completely to the pandering of Social Justice Warriors and #Metoo. Although, the pandering was ridiculously overt.
No, I hated the film because Johnson completely and transparently ignored the canon and his treatment of it was simply obnoxious.
The Last Jedi’s tone was off, characters felt out of sorts. A love story no one wanted to see taking place during a dramatic battle. I could go on.
Oh, and the way he killed off LUKE. He deserved better than that.
Now, we are less than two months away from the film that has been almost 50 years in the making. Eight films and here we have finally the final trailer to the final Skywalker Story film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Thankfully JJ Abrams, who directed the well-received The Force Awakens, is back in the director’s seat. And it shows. The drama is there and the visuals are spectacular.
But it’s the narration from the Emperor which is perhaps most intriguing as we seemingly learn that he’s been plotting his return for a very long time (and that Rey and Kylo Ren’s coming together will be crucial to his plan). Watch below:
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There is also a new poster which was revealed on Twitter:
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 22, 2019
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.