The words "No one's really gone" and an ominous cackle top up the events in the first trailer of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. However, the identity of her parents remained a mystery.
The story follows events detailed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and sees numerous characters from that film returning, including Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac), and Leia (Carrie Fisher).
"I feel like we've gotten to a place - without jinxing anything or sounding more confident than I deserve to be - I feel like we're in a place where we might have something incredibly special", Abrams said.
With no shortage of panels to choose from this year at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, it can be a daunting task when deciding how best to spend your time this weekend. Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) is back too, as is Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams, who was last seen in Return of the Jedi (1983).
Ian McDiarmid then came out and told them to play the trailer again!
The final installment in the Skywalker saga has a title: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Fans roared as director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and stars of the film-including one very unexpected one-appeared to offer vague hints and details about what to expect.
Given how important the Skywalker family has been to the Star Wars franchise and that this movie marks the end of the Skywalker Saga, Episode IX being called The Rise of Skywalker is rather fitting. He said that he "can't wait for people to see" what's in store for the film.
What did you think of this trailer?
Abrams revealed little about the plot of "The Rise of Skywalker". "This is an adventure that the group goes on together". And the insane thing is, every day it hits me that she's not here, but it's so surreal because we're working with her in scenes.
The teaser opens with Rey (Daisy Ridley) standing in the middle of a desert on some planet, panting, waiting; she pulls out a lightsaber, presumably Luke's, and begins to run away from a Tie Fighter, presumably Kylo Ren's (Adam Driver), as we hear Luke's voice refer to the generations of Jedi that have paved the way for her.
Iger said Disney will "take a pause, some time, and reset", after Episode IX's release, adding that "there will be other Star Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus".