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May Rey flip to the Darkish Facet in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Newly launched footage from the ultimate movie within the Skywalker saga reveals Daisy Ridley carrying black robes and wielding a pink double-bladed lightsaber—a attainable trace that she’s chosen the Darkish Facet of the Pressure, following a protracted lineage of Sith together with Darth Maul, who wielded the identical weapon in The Phantom Menace. Nonetheless, the footage, which premiered on the Disney expo D23 over the weekend, solely affords temporary glimpses on the movie—so it’s attainable that the shot of Darkish Rey was culled from a imaginative and prescient or a nightmare, fairly than actuality. Both method, all eyes will as soon as once more be on Ridley’s character when the movie premieres December 20.
The sizzle reel opens with temporary clips from the unique Star Wars trilogy and its prequels earlier than revealing photographs from the brand new movie—together with peeks at a few of Carrie Fisher’s last footage, a red-eyed C-3PO, and Rey preventing with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren on what seems to be the wreckage of an previous ship in the midst of a tough sea. We are able to additionally see John Boyega’s Finn and newcomer Jannah (Naomi Ackie) in a cockpit, as a sea of insurgent ships come out of hyperspace and, seemingly, face a phalanx of Star Destroyers.
Ian McDiarmid, who performed Emperor Palpatine within the prequel trilogy, will seem in Rise of Skywalker as properly, presumably reprising his function; Billy Dee Williams, who performed Lando Calrissian, may even return to play his unique character. Along with Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant and Keri Russell additionally be a part of the manufacturing as newcomers to the forged.
Though Rise of Skywalker will (presumably) finish the saga of the unique movies’ central Jedi Knight and his household, the Star Wars universe, as followers know, is ever-expanding. D23 additionally debuted footage from the upcoming Disney+ collection The Mandalorian and confirmed an upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi collection starring Ewan McGregor—a secret undertaking the actor has apparently been sitting on for 4 years. Nonetheless, even with all these initiatives on the best way, it feels secure to wager that a few of the franchise’s lifelong followers will really feel a uniquely robust pang of nostalgia come December.
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