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Trailer for new Star Wars movie released

Trailer for new Star Wars movie released

Chicago's Star Wars Celebration event started on the right foot this morning with the Episode IX panel.

Disney showed fans at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Chicago the first footage from the movie, which will be released in theaters in December and will conclude the saga that began in 1977.

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker opens December 19.

Menacing laughter from Emperor Palpatine is heard as the screen goes black, then the Star Wars logo is seen in blue.

Abrams is not above wicked misdirection, but the title reveal of The Rise of Skywalker combined with the footage stokes strong speculation that Rey will be revealed to be of Luke and Leia's bloodline. So it doesn't seem out of question that both Anakin, Luke, Leia, and perhaps even more characters are being referenced in the film's recently revealed title. During the panel, a glimpse of concept art teased an adventure that Rey, Finn, Poe, C-3PO, Chewie and BB-8 on a group adventure - a scene which Abrams says comes very early in the film. They also unveiled a new droid named Dio.

"We desperately loved Carrie Fisher", Abrams said. "The Rise of Skywalker" is being touted as the finale to the Skywalker saga.

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When prodded about what will happen with the complex relationship between Kylo and Rey, Ridley demurred, "I guess the Kylo and Rey thing, we'll have to see".

"You can't just recast and you can't just have her disappear", Abrams said.

"As I've said, we couldn't", Abrams said of filling the void. He also explained that he wrote some scenes specifically around her chunks of unused dialogue.

"Every day it hits me that she's not here".

Star Wars Episode 9 will be the end of an era for fans. The cast of the new movie is led by Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, and Keri Russell.

Fortunately for everyone that didn't put up with a cross country flight or have to pay a lot of money for a crowded hotel room, we can all get in on the Star Wars Celebration wherever we are. The Star Wars family has denied this in the past, and in The Last Jedi, Kylo cruelly showed Rey that her parents were just regular people who abandoned her.


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