Disney and Star Wars fans were in for a treat this weekend at the annual D23 Expo. For those who were fortunate to attend the event, they were given an exclusive sneak peek at the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker film, with new footage not found in the previous teaser trailer. Some of the attendees were kind enough to share a clip or two of this latest trailer which they recorded and shared using their mobile phones. Though we sincerely and collectively appreciate their effort, the recordings were still too sketchy and grainy, to say the least, to have anything solidly figured out. However, this may no longer be the case because just a few moments ago, Disney finally gave the thumbs up to have this special Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer to be posted online. I have to say that there is a lot to take in from this 1-minute footage, perhaps even more exciting than the rumored LEGO Star Wars TRS sets (whose images are now leaking all over the place by the way) that are out to be released hopefully next month. Let’s watch this:
Its kind of hard to begin where to start with all the exciting info that follows from this trailer reveal. From the looks of it, this last installment of the Skywalker saga really lives up to its name: the last stand against the First Order will certainly pit the Rebels against a seemingly endless array of Star Destroyers. We also see the crew of the Millennium Falcon on what looks like to be a new planet. An epic saber fight between Rey and Kylo across a tumultuous sea. And to what seems to be the shocker of them all: Rey wielding a red, double-bladed lightsaber reminiscent of Darth Maul’s signature weapon! Seeing a LEGO Star Wars Rey minifig with a dual-bladed lightsaber accessory is certainly on my wishlist.
During these past few days, a lot has been going on at this side of LEGO Star Wars fandom which I am really tempted to share right here. However, understanding that these are basically image leaks regarding the LEGO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sets, I am not in liberty to post it right here. However, you don’t need to look far if you really need to see them even if before the embargo is lifted. As of now, I’ll just let myself savor all of these revelations and wait a bit more before this epic Star Wars conclusion arrives in theaters in December.