9 Highlights from the Final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer

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“It’s an instinct. A feeling. The Force brought us together.”

As we prepare for the bittersweet end of the Skywalker saga, it’s an emotional moment for fans. And yet, in the last days before the final chapter debuts with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a feeling of hope permeates the final trailer for the film. The Resistance is resilient and even in the darkest of times, faith in not only the Force, but in good people coming together to fight evil in the galaxy could win the day. Or it could be their undoing, if you listen to what sounds like the haunting voice of the Emperor.

Watch the thrilling new trailer for yourself below, then read on for our favorite moments.

1. Rey leaping onto the wreckage. When we first met Rey, she was a lone scavenger capably traversing the wreckage of the Battle of Jakku to survive. She’s come so far and learned so much since that moment in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including training in the ways of the Jedi. Deep down she’s still a survivor who can take care of herself.

2. “We’re not alone.” In the final moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi it seemed that no one in the galaxy was prepared to answer the desperate call of the Resistance. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore, with Poe Dameron’s emotional declaration played over a scene featuring the hero leading a briefing for a crowd that now includes Lando Calrissian and a new Mon Calamari.

3. Rose Tico! We get the briefest of glimpses of Lieutenant Connix and Rose, yet their faces betray so much emotion in that split second. Coupled with the very serious looks from Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca, and we know we’re in for something big.

4. That ship. The Millennium Falcon may be the most recognizable ship from the saga, but the hammerhead corvette takes us back to the first moments in Star Wars: A New Hope when Leia tries to outrun the Empire in the Tantive IV, stolen Death Star plans in tow.

5. The return of Kylo Ren. Unmasked, he emerges from the watery mist seemingly striding toward Rey, lightsaber ignited, a searing look of determination on his face.

6. “Long have I waited.” The empty throne coupled with Palpatine’s voice is chilling enough, but the swarm of First Order TIE fighters followed by the Star Destroyer emerging from the deep and the Millennium Falcon pulling ahead to lead a ragtag army of ships feels like the beginning of the ultimate, final confrontation in this battle between the forces of good and evil.

7. Inside the cockpit. A smile shared between Rey the pilot and her loyal co-pilot Chewbacca as Finn, Poe, and C-3PO file in to the cockpit of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy is a moment worth cheering.

8. One last look from Threepio. The fussy protocol droid has been with us since the beginning. Now in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, we find him in an emotional moment — “taking one last look” at his friends, including his eternal counterpart R2-D2, BB-8, and D-O. Not even the first footage of Zorii Bliss and adorable droidsmith Babu Frik in action can stop us from crying over this moment.

Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

9. “The Force will be with you. Always.” Luke and Leia whisper these final words in a moment that shows Rey is bathed in the blue light of her elegant weapon and there seems to be hope shining in her eyes.

What was your favorite moment from the trailer? Tell us in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out the new poster art!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives December 20 and tickets are available now.

Associate Editor Kristin Baver is a writer and all-around sci-fi nerd who always has just one more question in an inexhaustible list of curiosities. Sometimes she blurts out “It’s a trap!” even when it’s not. Do you know a fan who’s most impressive? Hop on Twitter and tell @KristinBaver all about them.

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9 Highlights from the Final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer

See the Official Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Theatrical Poster

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Kylo Ren looms, fiery reds emanating from the cracks in his repaired helmet. The Millennium Falcon soars upward. A fleet of Star Destroyers waits menacingly.

And at the heart of it all is Rey, with a look of steely determination in her eyes and her lightsaber in hand, ready to handle the burden and stakes of what lies ahead.

This is the imagery atop the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker theatrical poster, a lush and emotional image befitting the final film of the Skywalker saga. Check it out below:

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker theatrical poster

The poster also features other striking elements: returning favorites Poe Dameron, Finn, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Rose Tico, and some legendary droids; newcomers including the mysterious, masked Zorii Bliss, Jannah atop a creature, and BB-8’s new pal, D-O; X-wings and Sith TIE fighters engaged in battle; and Rey and Kylo Ren in a deadly duel.

The image was revealed simultaneously with the final, heart-stopping trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — which you can watch now and discover our favorite moments.

Long have we waited for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And the wait is almost over.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives December 20 and tickets are available now.

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See the Official Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Theatrical Poster

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Ticket Offers and Giveaways

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters December 20, 2019, the final chapter in the Skywalker saga that will conclude the epic struggle between light and dark, Rey and Kylo Ren, and the Resistance and the First Order. Tickets are on sale now, and StarWars.com is pleased to share a galaxy of offers, special events, and giveaways available to celebrate the highly-anticipated film’s release.

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Opening Night Events

On Thursday, December 19, ahead of its official opening on December 20, fans can be among the first to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by attending an Opening Night Fan Event or a Star Wars Marathon featuring all nine films from the Skywalker saga. Guests attending these premium events will receive a commemorative “Opening Night” pin and a special concession offer. In addition, fans attending the Star Wars marathon will receive an exclusive blanket. At each event, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will start at 5 p.m. local time, one hour earlier than regular public show times. 

Ticket offers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from AMC

Star Wars Sundays with IMAX at AMC

Each Sunday, from December 22 – January 12, guests who purchase a ticket to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in IMAX at AMC Theatres will receive an exclusive print from artist Dan Mumford. Collect all four, while supplies last.

Ticket offers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from Regal Cinema

Star Wars Saturdays with IMAX at Regal

Each Saturday, from December 21 – January 4, the first 500 guests who experience Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in IMAX at Regal Cinemas will receive an exclusive collectible ticket featuring art by Tom Whalen. Collect all three tickets, while supplies last.

Ticket offers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from Alamo

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As part of the advanced ticketing promotion, you can add exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker collectibles to your Alamo Drafthouse ticket purchase, including a commemorative all-Star Wars issue of Birth.Movies.Death. and two incredible Mondo-designed glasses. Available for a limited time only.

Ticket offers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from Atom

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And for a limited time, moviegoers who get Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie tickets via the Atom Tickets app or at atomtickets.com will be able to purchase an exclusive, framed collector’s ticket to celebrate the opening of the film.

Learn more about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and check back for new information on the exciting final chapter.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Ticket Offers and Giveaways