In perhaps one of the most exciting D23 Expo moments so far, Disney finally revealed long-awaited teaser footage for the next Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The film will be momentous for a number of reasons: it will conclude the current Star Wars trilogy, late actress Carrie Fischer will appear as Leia, Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian, and…Dark Rey?!?
Fans on Twitter are going wild over the newly-released clip that shows Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) in Sith robes and wielding a double-sided lightsaber. Many are speculating that Emperor Palpatine has either cloned Rey or somehow infiltrated her mind, given that his evil laugh can be heard in the trailer along with Luke Skywalker’s voiceover eerily saying, “No one’s ever really gone.”
*Shivers down spine*. The Lucasfilm creation will no doubt be an epic conclusion; the teaser even begins by paying homage to the first nine Star Wars films with an ~emotional~ look back through the franchise’s history. The first teaser for The Rise of Skywalker was released back in April of this year, but this one provides even more intrigue and suspense. It’s also important to note that the movie doesn’t pick up immediately after what went down in 2017’s The Last Jedi, but it looks like it’s enough to have turned Rey to the Dark Side and subsequently make fans question everything they ever thought to be true.
Here are some of the funniest fan reactions to the jaw-dropping teaser:
— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) August 26, 2019
— natasha ☾ | SPIDEY :((( (@midtown_spidey) August 26, 2019
— Tyler Birdman (@TylerBirdman52) August 24, 2019
— Andrew Lupi (@ALupi15) August 24, 2019
If Arya Stark was in Star Wars.
— Cameron Grant (@hicoolercam101) August 24, 2019
— Noah #BeatGT (@PrimeKorver26) August 24, 2019
Here’s the new Rise of Skywalker trailer pic.twitter.com/wjyDl9pCDi
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) August 26, 2019
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) August 24, 2019