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Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker teaser drops

April 12th, 2019 by Dave Bowling Comments

Okay, it’s fair to say that not all of us were big fans of The Last Jedi.

In my case, that’s putting it mildly. So to say that I took the news of a teaser trailer for Episode IX dropping during today’s main panel at Star Wars Celebration with a degree of trepidation is no exaggeration. But people, we have just witnessed something special. And as you can see from the picture above, we have a name.

I’ll be honest, for all the pleasing visuals, Billy Dee Williams and apparent Carrie Fisher deleted footage cameo, I wasn’t sold. But then, that closing moment… and the laugh… Merciful Zeus!

And if we can find any footage of Ian McDiarmid appearing on stage after the trailer ran at Star Wars Celebration, issuing the order to roll it again and doing an actual frikkin’ mike drop!, we’ll post it here. You have been warned.

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker will be released on 20 December 2019.

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...