‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ D23 Footage Arrives Online!
The ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ footage shown at D23 this weekend has officially been released online, and Rey appears to have a very different new look!
The footage opens with a nostalgic stroll through all the previous movies, playing snippets of major events across the Skywalker Saga. Whilst that is all lovely, it is the stuff from 1:12 onwards which really has our attention…
We open as the gang arrive on a clifftop overlooking a huge market area. That is followed by a shot of General Leia, presumably using footage shot by director JJ Abrams during his first Star Wars outing. We then get a quick shot of a rebel fleet appearing out of hyperspace. That is followed by shots John Boyega’s Finn and new character Jannah (Naomi Ackie) in a ship staring at a lot of Star Destroyers… and we mean, A LOT… Like, “fill the screen with nothing but Star Destroyers… no wait, there is a gap there, put in another Star Destroyer”, amount of Star Destroyers! That is followed by a quick look at C-3PO, but he has glowing red eyes (Evil-3PO?), followed by a big red laser, blasting a hole in the ground.
We then come to Rey, who has seemingly taken up lightsaber lumberjacking, as she seems to be angry and taking it out by throwing her lightsaber at a tree, cutting it in half. That is followed by Rey and Kylo fighting with lightsabers on, either a crashed ship or top of a building, surrounded by a fierce ocean.
Then, we come to the bit people have been discussing online since it was shown at D23… Rey, in a dark robe, holding an interesting new lightsaber. Not only is it a new design, but it is also sith red… The foldable design allows for a dual lightsaber locked in an upright position, but also folds out into a dual-ended lightsaber, much like the one used by Darth Maul…
So, is this a dream sequence? Has Rey turned evil? Does that mean Kylo turns good? So many questions!
Hopefully, we’ll get some answers when ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ premieres in cinemas worldwide from 20th December 2019.
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