Things Only True Fans Mark Hamill Reacts To The Rise 2 days ago   10:18

We're going to show you things only true fans noticed in The Rise of Skywalker trailer! Well, it's finally here: the trailer for the final installment of the Skywalker Saga. And with the trailer we finally get a title: The Rise of Skywalker. Considering that Luke Skywalker seemed to buy the moisture farm at the end of The Last Jedi, we can't help but wonder just which Skywalker is about to rise. We can only guess at what some of the scenes in this trailer might mean. But rest assured - a lack of actual knowledge never stopped us from speculating wildly about trailers before. Crack open your Wookieepedias, and dust off your holocrons - here are the small details you might've missed in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

After two mainline movies' worth of fans constantly wondering where smooth operator Lando Calrissian, played by BIlly Dee Williams, might be hiding, the teaser finally confirmed that he'll return in The Rise of Skywalker. And he's right back where fans last saw him 36 years ago at the end of Return of the Jedi, sitting in the pilot's seat of the Millennium Falcon and having a grand old time. His co-pilot this time out isn't rebel smuggler Nien Nunb - who incidentally is still active in the Resistance movement. Instead, it's none other than Chewbacca accompanying Lando on a jump through hyperspace. Where are they headed? A very brief shot of a battle scene looks like it may take place in Lando's old stomping grounds, Cloud City.

Of course, fans have seen Lando in a movie since Jedi: 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story, where he was portrayed by Donald Glover instead of Williams. Interestingly, Williams seems to be wearing the same, or at least a very similar, yellow-and-black costume as the one Glover wore in the prequel. Perhaps he's trying to recapture the swashbuckling days of his youth? Or maybe it's just so newer fans will recognize him.

Arguably the most touching moment in the first teaser for The Rise of Skywalker is the brief shot of Leia and Rey embracing in a forest-like setting. A single tear runs down's Rey’s cheek as Luke's voiceover intones, "We'll always be with you." While the in-universe context for this heartfelt hug is still unknown, we do know that scenes featuring the late Carrie Fisher in The Rise of Skywalker are actually unused clips from The Force Awakens.

Much to the relief of Fisher fans worldwide, Lucasfilm announced in July 2018 that her character would not be controversially resurrected via CGI, like Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin in 2016's Rogue One. Instead, Abrams and his team would find a way to work with a number of scenes that had gone unused from Episode VII, as director J.J. Abrams told the crowd at the Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago.

So while it's still unclear why, exactly, Leia and Rey are sharing this particular moment, we know that it's not just a tacked-on deleted scene. Whatever it was that prompted this embrace in the Episode VII script changed the course of Episode IX's story, one way or another, meaning Fisher had a posthumous influence on the direction of the Star Wars universe - a fitting tribute to the legendary Leia. Keep watching the video to see the small details you missed in the Star Wars Episode IX trailer!

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Lando's back in the saddle | 0:34
Cutting room floor | 1:40
Dark Helmet lives | 2:57
Dead Star | 3:51
Testing our medal | 4:45
The last laugh | 5:35
Just deserts | 6:51
Avoid the droid? | 7:56
Join the Skywalkers | 8:43

Comments 4421 Comments

Which are you more hyped for, The Rise of Skywalker or Endgame?
Ally O.
That manical laugh sounds a bit like Joker by Mark Hamil
This video reveals not a single thing we didn't already know. Total waste of time!
LC Gamer
What if JarJar is back
LC Gamer
I think Obi-Wan is coming back
Don’t see how this movie can do a proper ending with such limited time. Gonna be cluttered with flashbacks and confusion.
Star Wars Episode 9: Electric Boogaloo
Why does Kylo look like a weaboo
jack hayter
Harrison; he's a SCO-card player, gambler, SCOUNDREL...
I think I'm the only one who noticed him correcting himself
David Hughes
i wont start moaning about this chapter before i see it, i just hope it really offers something special which is the expected of any Starwars film, But to put them so far into compasinon for myself i have watched the original trilogy i would say close on 50 times and not bored, the prequels around 5 - 6 times but the latter 2 being ep7 and 8 i have watched them 3 and 1 times. Rogue one i watched once and if i haveto be honest i cant say i was overly impressed with that despite others enjoying it which they are welcome to do so ofcourse, Solo i havent even seen it or have no desire to waste an evening in doing so. So please please please get the train back on track with this instalment or thats the end of Starwars for me ( not that Disney will care) and i would wish you called it a day with them Mr Disney.
Mr Hyde
Star Wars is dead.
Anthony Jerome Thorn
I like the analogy of trilogy ending titles. Could very well be a new "title". I look forward to see it. As an original fan, the cutesy stuff has always been there in some way. Jawas, mouse droids, C-3PO, ewoks, Jar-Jar, and now pogs. However, in every movie, there has been a strong message of war is hell. People die. Every single movie has it. All of them have spurred the actions of others later or immediately. All of them. Some are just heartbreaking (the younglings, for example).
Lag Swag
I noticed another shitty Star Wars movie i dont care about.
Y chromosome
Who’s excited
true fans did not see the trailer and have retreated back to the safety of the classic trilogy where they can enjoy real star wars for the rest of their lives with other true fans who respect skywalker
Adam Jones
Think you missed that the ship flying into the blue lit city at night is the same ship that dropped Rey off on Jakku. The other thing true fans would have noticed is the lack of one major character missing from the trailer: R2-D2. He is nowhere to be seen. You see 3PO, BB8 and DO more than once but not one shot of R2.
Robert Chow
Well I guess we know Lando is going to die..they killed off all the originals pretty much..
CasaLobo 77
First time I have been UNEXCITED with a SW movie.....
Xavius Xenon
9:33  Rey probably killed several people when she dropped those boulders.
Doesn’t have to be the rise of a good Skywalker. Maybe the bad guys win.
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Mark Hamill Reacts To The Rise Things Only True Fans 2 days ago   03:50

When Lucasfilm finally announced that the title of Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, fans wasted no time speculating intensely about what it could mean. Questions of who is rising, which Skywalker the title refers to, and whether one of the trilogy's main characters would be confirmed as a member of the Skywalker family swirled through the Star Wars fandom. Fans won't get the answers to their inquiries or have their theories validated until December 20th, but Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has already thrown in his two cents.

Hamill, whose character Luke Skywalker seemingly died at the end of The Last Jedi, took to Twitter to respond to all the conjecture. The actor absolutely loves that fans are going wild with their Rise of Skywalker theses, and even offered up his own ideas about who the titular Skywalker might be. He tweeted:

"It's time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle."

As soon as Hamill pressed "send" on that tweet, he effectively opened up another floodgate for fan theories to pour through. Thousands of people responded to Hamill's post, sharing predictions about how the film's events tie into the title.

One fan theorized that the final battle of The Rise of Skywalker will be between Rey and Kylo Ren, with some familiar force ghosts jumping into the fray. Maybe Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, will appear and aid Rey, thus becoming the Skywalker who rises, according theory.

Another fan responded to that idea with a minor revision: In a moment reminiscent of Return of the Jedi, the ghost of Emperor Palpatine, who is seemingly heard cackling at the end of the Rise of Skywalker trailer, pops up behind Kylo, while the ghost of Luke Skywalker appears behind Rey during the duo's battle.


One theorist suggested that The Rise of Skywalker isn't about Anakin Skywalker, but about Kylo Ren, a.k.a. Ben Solo, who has Skywalker blood thanks to his mother, Leia. Their response to Hamill's tweet was,

"It's about Ben's redemption! Ben is the last Skywalker! He will rise from the dark and ask Rey out!"

Kylo Ren could drop his dark side moniker, return to the light, and reassume his given name of Ben Solo in The Rise of Skywalker. That isn't too wild an idea considering he's the only other known Skywalker apart from the apparently fallen Luke and his mother Leia. He wasn't always the First Order-leading baddie who wanted to follow in his grandfather Darth Vader's footsteps.

"A call to the light."

One other popular theory about who the nominal Skywalker is that it isn't a single person at all. Some fans believe that "Skywalker" will be a new name for the Jedi, and that Rey will lead them to bring peace to the galaxy.

Twitter user Dan Sandler suggested that the Skywalker name might be included in the ancient Jedi texts Rey took from the mystical Force tree just before Yoda burned it down in The Last Jedi. The books contain all that Rey would need to teach a new generation of Jedi. But as Sandler speculates, there may not be Jedi anymore. The Skywalkers could be a combination of Jedi and Sith.

This idea connects pretty seamlessly to the title of the most recent Star Wars film: The Last Jedi. Many assumed that the title referred to Luke Skywalker, and perhaps Luke really is the last person in the galaxy who will be known as a Jedi, with future Force-sensitive individuals called Skywalkers.

For every Star Wars fan, there's a different theory about The Rise of Skywalker. It would be too great an undertaking to try to pick apart every idea, but director J.J. Abrams himself has revealed this about the film:

"This movie is about the new generation. What they've inherited, the light and the dark, and ask the question about facing the greatest evil: are they ready?"

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