Star Wars Celebration gave us our first look at the final film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. There’s drama, action, excitement and even a bit of sadness in the new trailer. As one of the most anticipated movies of the year, the trailer comes to us with all sorts of fan expectations. So does it live up to the hype?

Of course it does, who are we kidding? The trailer starts with Rey panting. She’s rebuilt Luke’s lightsaber and we can hear a TIE fighter in the distance. Luke’s voice over tells her that ‘they’ taught her everything they know but that this is her fight. Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter comes up to her and she leaps over it! Leaps. Over. It. We see Kylo Ren rebuilding his helmet, Lando piloting the Millennium Falcon once again (wearing the same outfit from Solo: A Star Wars Story), there’s also a giant battle in the desert with our heroes using a sand barge that looks a bit familiar. If that wasn’t enough, we also see Rey hugging Leia with a tear, what looks to be the destroyed Death Star in the water and finally we hear a laugh – from Emperor Palpatine! Then we see the title for Episode IX, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

GUYS! GUYS! This trailer is freaking me out! Do you hear Leia’s theme throughout the trailer?! I have so many questions as to what’s happening and what mission they are on. There’s so many new costumes and locations and we just have so much to talk about! But first you need to see the trailer!

What do you think of the trailer? Are you freaking out as much as we are? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news.

Star Wars: Episode IX is directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Chris Terrio. The film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lord, Naomi Ackie, Keri Russell, Dominic Monaghan, Richard E. Grant, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels with the late Carrie Fisher

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuts on December 20th, 2019.



Erin Lynch